"The Clifford Essex wound 4ths were/are wound with Monel which lasts a long time, they also sound very good. The best wound 4ths of the past were the Clifford Essex 'copper polished' 4ths which lasted a week if you were lucky but sounded…"
"Interesting question. If they are not "true enough" for use on a fretted instrument, did Clem have them ground true? I can't imagine he would do that. I have played several sets of CE guts and they seemed fine to me...though I'm…"
"I am getting confused by gauges etc, I reckon I shall just buy La Bella 17s and get used to them, I did think they were rather expensive but, I have been quoted some eye watering prices for singles in gauges I dont even pretend to understand !"