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String suggestions for NS Design CR4M

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by bodollar, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. bodollar

    bodollar Supporting Member

    May 3, 2004
    Have a gig where it's 60% pizz and 40% arco, wanted to see what strings you would use? I've tried the NS Traditional and Contemporary strings.

  2. GrowlerBox


    Feb 10, 2010
    Nude Zealand
    Got good ol' Spiro Weichs on mine. Work a treat.
  3. John Burgess

    John Burgess

    Nov 28, 2011
    Spirocores, particularly weichs and solos have a life cycle of about ~3 years. They start out quite lively and metallic for pizz, then after a few years they mellow out and are very good for arco, but maybe a little lacking in harmonic content for pizz. Unfortunately you can't seem to get both qualities forever.

    If you like the mellowed out sound, you can keep the strings for >10 years. One of my NS basses has strings that are at least 8 years old.
  4. bodollar

    bodollar Supporting Member

    May 3, 2004
    Got the weichs and solos on the list. FWIW, they want to play almost every style of music, almost. Thanks for the suggestions.
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