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What strings give the best upright sound

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Doom, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Doom


    Nov 28, 2010
    I play jazz and I want a more Upright bass sound, I know a lot of it is contributed by tone and playing style, but what strings (brand, make, type, etc... ) will help get that sound?
  2. mwesth


    May 30, 2009
    Skovlunde, Denmark
    Rotosound 88
  3. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i use fresh rounds and pluck up on the fingerboard when going for an upright sound, with my passive tone turned down a bit, and the bridge pickup soloed. ive been told my main bass "out uprights an upright."
  4. Rounds and the bridge pickup soloed? That sounds like the exact opposite of the conventional advice.

    I'd recommend Thomastik-Infeld Flats.

    Oh, and nothing sounds like an upright except an upright... (and, yes, I play both)
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Tapewound strings on a fretless bss.
  6. f64


    Oct 31, 2009

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