Victor Wooten using DR now?!!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by PeaveyPlayer, Nov 19, 2015.


  1. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
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  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Left D'Addario and went to DR...interesting indeed!
     
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  3. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Better compensation - sorry I meant better strings.
     
  4. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    No, I think you were right the first time. His endorsement is for sale for the right price. We all have to make a living.
     
  5. nerkoids

    nerkoids

    Jan 3, 2014
    Montreal
    Pure nickel strings... hmm.... tempting.
     
  6. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Pure blues aren't pure nickel.
     
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  7. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    60707
    Well let see....Marcus left so there was a spot open. :whistle:
     
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  8. Camaro

    Camaro

    Sep 25, 2013
    Germany, NRW
    Wotten has lots of esoteric fancies, maybe he was attracted by the Voodoo-talk of "Quantum Nickel"-Strings.
     
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  9. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    DR Pure Blues? They're excellent strings regardless of whether Victor likes them or not.
     
  10. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    60707
    XL's are ok, DR are a step up. If I wasn't a SS user I'd give pure blues a try out, or if DR gave a sample :smug:
     
  11. speyer

    speyer Supporting Member

    +1
     
  12. bass12

    bass12 Grace under pressure Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I've never been very interested in what strings other people use.
     
  13. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I already wanted to try the Pure Blues. If Victor really likes them then all the better. I hope when I grow up that people care what strings I use.
     
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  14. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    I'll bet he's still using Fodera strings when the magazine ad people aren't looking :)
     
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  15. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Now all the fanboys can change their strings to match.
     
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  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    When I went to his camp in 2001 I won a set of his Fodera strings. Those things were tiny light! I would have snapped them in two in no time. He sure made them talk though.

    It was great to hang out with him, his family, Steve, the Pastorius boys, etc. Good times.
     
  17. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Drunken Sailor Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    People and their tastes change over a lifetime. Especially in music; Vic is just as much a gearhead as any other musician, and he's in a phase where he likes DR's. Ain't no thing.

    On the practical or cynical side, of course it's an endorsement deal. But considering the cost of good strings, and the fact that a gigging pro like Vic probably goes through more strings in a year than I have in my whole life, that's a deal worth making even if they only pay him in strings.
     
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  18. gsquare

    gsquare Pedal Breeders' BIGBoardClub#104;CabronitaClub#8 Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Phoenix
    I know were talking strings here, but I just have to share, I saw Victor at a bass clinic in Glendale Arizona a couple of weeks ago, sponsored by Hartke, I am a big Wooten fan, but that was one of the worst sounding rigs I had heard in an awfully long time. Not a pleasant sound. I understand the whole endorsement thing, even worked at a Bass Pro Shop myself that hosted Victor about 15 years ago, and I know the Hartke product can probably sound good, but this time it just didn't.
     
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  19. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    So which TB members will be zooming in on live photos of Victor playing to see if he is actually using those strings on his Fodera's? I seriously do not care what strings he uses.
     
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  20. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    We're Bass players. Sometimes we have a tendency to over think things. Maybe he just liked the color of the new packaging better. I'm just sayin'....
     
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