The Presto Nylon Tape Wound Double Bass String Set was designed to combine the unique sound of natural gut strings with the convenient properties of steel rope core strings. Unlike gut strings, Presto Nylon Tape Wound stay in tune under temperature and humidity changes. They also have a short break-in time.
They have a dark and mellow, but big tone with a strong sustain. They are of comparable low tension. They are an excellent choice for jazz, rockabilly or bluegrass bass players, searching for this particular “old school” double bass sound. Presto Nylonwound-strings have a core of braided steel rope, wrapped with silk and metal wires. Finally, they are wound in a white-translucent polyamid monofil, and polished to a flat, smooth surface.
Compared to other steel strings, Presto Nylonwound-strings are of very low tension. They are very easy to play. The thicker gauges and the smooth polyamid-surface lead to a very pleasant playing feel under your fingers.
Presto Nylonwound-strings are ideally suited for pizzicato and slapping techniques.
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