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Posted by Andrew Albright (220.127.116.11) on September 13, 2002 at 09:05:47:
In Reply to: Re: pirastro obligatos posted by gian pangaro on September 06, 2002 at 15:55:33:
I've currently got a mix of Hybrids and Obligatos on my bass, so I can't take you up on your trade. But my experience with the Obligatos is that they don't last as long as Helicores (or Spirocores, still my favorites). I scrapped my first set of Obligatos after about 10 months. I don't change strings often so I don't think that was the issue. It may be that the synthetic cores just don't hold up as well as metal. But they sound great when they're new!
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