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Posted by dan b on December 23, 2002 at 20:34:54:

In Reply to: Re: harmonics posted by Al on December 09, 2002 at 12:00:08:

: When I studied this piece and performed it at a recital, I was using Thomastik Spirocores (red string). Since then, everyone says that the quality of strings matters more than generally understood, and some strings need to be played in (for a couple of weeks) as well. If you can't get the results from the Helicores that you'd expected at first, give them a little more time to get broken-in. If you're still not pleased with them, but had your stout set of "Original Flexocore" Strings in mind (a heavy gage string), you might invest a little more M-O-N-E-Y a set of Pirastro "FlatChromesteel" {blue/white thread)(formerly Eudoxa) strings. The guage of strings is important, and you may find the somewhat lighter gage of "FlatChromesteel" strings a plus (compared to "Original Felxocore"), the "Original FlatChome" (red/white thread) being even lighter gage than "FlatChromesteel."

: Be careful to give ample time to play-in any set of strings, once installed, to find out how they sound after a couple of weeks before jumping to conclusions.

: Try the Pirastro Obligato strings. They have a nylon core with a metal wrap and bow nicely. They also respond nicely for pizz and function really well if you have one bass to play with the orchestra and for jazz gigs. They cost $100.

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