Over the last thirty years Gamut Music has been very successful in bringing quality gut strings to contra-bass players all over the world playing all kinds of music, making high quality gut strings available in many gauges for the Red Diamond strings are currently out of stock, but rest assured we are busy making more. Red Diamonds will be available again in mid-October, so you can pre-order them now, or check back in a couple of weeks. needs for diverse musical styles.
Gamut Music is pleased to announce that we are expanding our catalog with the addition of the Red Diamond line of bass strings. These strings are designed to satisfy the needs of the active, professional musician who needs that real gut sound for jazz, bluegrass, blues, rockabilly and other musical forms that require a strong bottom end to the sound and the stylistic stage presence of an upright bass.
Active, professional bass payers require a full-gauged string with plenty of tension for a full tone that can carry through a small club or a stadium and the durability of strings that they can put on the instrument and not worry about, whatever the conditions of the performance situation. The Red Diamond strings are the solution.
The G-1 and D-2 strings are made of the finest beef serosa from the green fields of Ireland, twisted in our famous Lyon gut style, then wrapped with nylon to protect the string from adverse environmental conditions. The nylon is polished smooth for slick playing action and long life. The A-3 and E-4 strings have high-twist gut cores for flexibility and long sustain, seasoned carefully and then wound with copper wire for a rich low register.
Red Diamond string gauges are based on the popular medium range from our famous Academie line of bass strings with the following specifications:
2.50mm ( .098”) (50PM)
3.34mm (.131”) (67PM)
2.60mm (.102”) (52PM)
3.10mm (.122”) (62PM)
At a price of only $280 per set, we are confident that you will find these strings affordable, reliable and durable. Red Diamond strings are available in sets only.
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Thank you! The G sounds and feels perfect, the D works well, the A and E are a bit soft for my taste, with enormous amplitude, and missing a little bit of low end.
Very much enjoying the pizz playing on the D and G. Very strong and loud with great tone. Best slap tone yet on my bass. I was not expecting that with a wound gut! Nice! They are very high tension which will probably not be received well with most slappers, but they work fine for me. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the E and A to work with my bass. Just not enough volume. Again that’s my bass. I’ve read other reviews of them working fine for others. All in all very happy with them!
So far very nice. Like the diameter. Nice feel. G a little more tension then I’d like, but sound great arco. Thanks
I've knew the name gamut gut for a while now but only bought them recently when la Bella discontinued my string of choice, the golden tone, after ten years of using them. I tried all sorts of other strings but I love the feel and sound of wound gut. I've avoided gamut in the past because I was told they're really great strings, but expensive. I finally checked out their website and found the red diamond set. Not expensive at all. 280 a set is a fantastic price.
I've had them on for about 6 months now. The strings feel fantastic. Big warm sound which is what I'm after. It took a little while to get used to the slightly higher tension on the G and D compared to the golden tone. I have an old set of golden tones on my other bass and have tried them compared to the red diamonds and far prefer the gamut.
The G broke recently but the weather here in Australia is up and down. Just coming into a very hot summer with lots of air conditioned rooms. I'm not upset or surprised.
I'll be buying gamuts from now on.
This is my first time in playing gut string.
I've been playing synthetic or steel strings for years.
I have to say that those string really have the best and loudly sound i've ever heard before. I've set it up on my new 4/4 German Mittenwald Bass from the '50 and it's really Huge !!!
It's also bow easily. But for those who wants to really practice and improve their sound intonation on bow (classical player) those strings are not adapted (the gauge is too big).
As a Jazz Bassist these strings are perfect.
Thanks for the quality.