i have sun ra's cymbals album and i think ronnie boykins' playing on this is awesome. great sound with a good amount of arco playing too. does anyone know what type of strings and bass he might be playing on this session. it was 1973, the arco sound is what i'm most interested in, it sounds pretty metallic sounding to me but my teacher mentioned something about how gut "cuts through" when played arco, might this be the sound he mentioned......its very bright. check out the sound clips: http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?from1=PERF&pfid=1909775 land of the day star (track 5 disc 1) is the arco i'm talking about. and tracks 3 and 4 have some real nice bass playing too.