Posted by Michael Temple on May 08, 2000 at 19:46:33:
In Reply to: Re: Velvet Strings posted by David Kaczorowski on May 08, 2000 at 12:18:21:
: How is arco on the Innovations?
Both arco and pizz are excellent. I love these strings a lot. I have heard that some folks experienced some problems with the windings coming undone. I did not experience that myself. They have a braided core string (more damping, primarily for arco) and a solid core string (less damping, more sustain for pizz). I have tried the braided core only. It sounded great pizz and is the best arco string I have ever played. Unless you hear of some large scale winding problems, I would try out a set. Most places sell them for around $100 a set.
: : : Does anyone here have any experience with
: : : Velvet Compas 180 you can share?How did
: : : your bass respond to the low tension? What
: : : was bowing like with the low tension and
: : : high oscillation? How are they wearing? etc.
: : : Thanks.
: : : David Kaczorowski
: : They were not for me. The low tension was nice, the multi-colored windings took some getting used to. The pizz sound was pretty good, but the arco sound was somewhat grainy. I thought they bowed about like Spirocore Weichs, and were not as good a pizz string. Overall I guess I expected a lot more since they cost almost 3 times most other strings I have used. I use Helicore medium orchestrals for arco, and have one bass set up with Sprirocore Weichs for jazz. Try the Innovation strings if you like low tension. I liked them much better and they cost less than half the price.
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