Seta 800 Basses

25.00 + VAT

These guitar basses are a reproduction of what was available between the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, but with a lower tension as compared to the one that was used at that time: this choice has been made on purpose because this type of strings are intended to be installed on original instruments. When the original historical working tensions are required, use Seta 900 basses.

These basses have a real silk core, and since silk is a natural product of an insect, it cannot be consistently regular in its gauge. As a consequence, it may happen that the bass strings at 12th fret may be flat or sharp to a certain extent. The limit accepted by us is of 8 cents higher or lower. Beyond this value, the string is considered non-compliant and it will be replaced.

Besides, we would like to remind that the degree of compensation introduced by the inclination of the bone of the bridge – which is calibrated to the modern strings with a core of Nylon – may not apply to strings with a core of natural silk.

We suggest to use this set of basses at a standard pitch of 435 Hz, making sure that both bridge and nut are suitable for gut strings (that means semicircular profile, not too deep notches, and total absence of sharp edges)

Lastly, it is recommended, when strings are not played, to tune the wound basses a semitone lower, in order to ensure a maximum lifetime.



For tensions and gauges, please refer to the following tables

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