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thick wound steel wrapped in rubber?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by MacDaddyBass, Aug 30, 2007.


  1. MacDaddyBass

    MacDaddyBass

    Apr 22, 2007
    Provo, UT
    So I was playing in a few folk festivals in Europe this summer and in one in Italy I played a guys bass (I think he was from Latvia?) and the strings looked like a really thick wound steel with a rubber coating on them. I've never seen strings like that, any idea what they were? Pretty weird playing them, but it sounded great.
     
  2. Were they black or whitish?
    Black could be LaBella 7710 series.
    Whitish could be Eurosonic (Presto in the EU)

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. MacDaddyBass

    MacDaddyBass

    Apr 22, 2007
    Provo, UT
    The rubbery coating was clear. I could see the steel string underneath. The string was one of the thickest wound strings I have ever seen. If you actually played the steel string without the rubber coating your fingers would be shredded in seconds.
     
  4. bassist14

    bassist14

    Oct 17, 2005
    Germany
  5. MacDaddyBass

    MacDaddyBass

    Apr 22, 2007
    Provo, UT
    Yup that's probably it. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. Interesting. I haven't heard much about these. Are they available in the US? How much? Anyone else try them?
     
  7. bassist14

    bassist14

    Oct 17, 2005
    Germany
    iirc: presto = eurosonic
     

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