Posted by David Landoni on November 07, 2001 at 09:36:56:
In Reply to: Strings (Re: Dave's letter) posted by Jim on November 07, 2001 at 02:15:23:
: Spiros' for a brighter modern sound, long sustain, growly low E but twangy G; the Weichs are better for bowing and I grew to prefer them for pizz too; McBride used to use them.
: But now I use Pirastro Obligatos for a more traditional (closer to gut) sound. They still have a big sound, less tension, easier to bow, and the price is right. They just came out and are already very popular.
: I just hope they last as long as the Spiros between re-stringing. Any feedback on that point?
Jim, I switched from my beloved Spiros to Obligatos. I love them ! I do find that their life span is only about 6 months, this will probably vary depending on the amount of playing that you do. Other Obligato players I have talked to have found the same to be true. I hope this helps.
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