the radical would probably be better as the wilson would be too much of a weight jump
Would you mind explaining how the string pattern affects playing? Thanks.Hi there, greetings from another professional [double]bass player...
Another thing you may want to consider, along with weight, balance and stiffness, is string pattern: in my opinion, a 16x18 (or 16x19) feels very different compared to a 18x20, and can have a major factor in your playing. I don't think one pattern is better than the other. You just have to find which one suits you the best.
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