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Contrabass Guitar Strings
DescriptionContrabass Guitar Strings
The contrabass guitar, which is one octave below the classical guitar in pitch, is equivalent to the double bass in an orchestra. Fortunately for guitarists, it's only a fraction of its cousin's size, being just 11 percent larger than a classical guitar.
We offer contrabass guitar strings from outstanding companies like Hannabach, La Bella, and Savarez, including some single strings. Just be sure to double check the scale length of the strings you order to
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Discussed in Classical guitar to bass uke conversion? in the TalkBass community
The strings I've used are regular classical Contrabass strings. They're not a conversion set per se, and I haven't personally done a classical guitar conversion. However, I have succesfully used them on two different purpose-built 4-string guitar-scale acoustic basses. The only question for me about doing a contrabass conversion ... ... more
Discussed in Nylon sound in the TalkBass community
The Thomastik-Infeld Acoustic Bass (aka "Acousticores") AB344 aren't the only existing nylon-core strings out there by any means. A number of string companies make sets that are silver-plated copper roundwound, which is more common, in the realm of classical guitar wound strings, than the Acousticores' phosphor bronze. ... ... more
Very interesting! But does it actually work? I mean, none of the string strings you mentioned are actually made for a bass. Have you actually tried this? In addition to the need for a piezo+preamp I suspect there must be other issues that would at least require some minor modifications to the instrument? How will this affect ... ... more
Discussed in What to do for truly “Unplugged” situations in the TalkBass community
For a bassier-sounding acoustic, what about trying other string types on your regular ABG? I got the best, most woody-sounding deep tones from my El Capitan by using black tape wounds. I think they were La Bella, but D'Addario's work pretty well, too. I found I could dig in harder before they started to clank and fret out. ... ... more
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