Loudest ABG Strings?

Loudest ABG Strings?

Postby ampig » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:05 pm

My new custom ABG does have a pickup but it will probably see most service in a strictly acoustic setting. I don't intend to gig with it, just use it for backyard picking with some friends who have very upscale/loud acoustic guitars. So what strings will most help me be heard? This is a fretted bass BTW.
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Re: Loudest ABG Strings?

Postby harleyyy » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:10 pm

Howard, I remember these being favorable. I liked them when I had my ABG...

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Re: Loudest ABG Strings?

Postby ampig » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:47 am

Yeah. I remember those Pete. Might be a good choice.
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Re: Loudest ABG Strings?

Postby hoytbasses » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:35 am

good thread for me to follow: I was thinking about NOT using TI acousticores just because , for all their great expressive sound and feel, they're a bit quiet. I'm finishing up an ABG 5 string for an anonymous client whose name rhymes with Nobert Lamstadt....and he's going to use it in both plugged-in and unplugged settings.

The earthwounds have a bronze component which might make them a bit clanky on a fretted ABG, but I really can't comment based on experience.

I've used D'addario half wounds also. not quite as high tension and friendly to fingerboards (I almost always build fretless ABG's) ......The big issue for me is that this bass will be a low E-high C bass.

I'll report in my build progress thread.

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Re: Loudest ABG Strings?

Postby Rob Francis » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:31 pm

Please do Karl.
that thread is a DVD waiting to happen.
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Re: Loudest ABG Strings?

Postby hoytbasses » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:10 am

that thread is a DVD waiting to happen.


That would require more technological skills than I currently posses.... and would involve getting my technogeek son in law on the case: I ca barely understand him when we're talking about toast and jam, never mind actual techniical stuff [smilie=fun_84.gif]
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