String Suggestions Solicited Here


String Suggestions Solicited Here

Postby ampig » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:32 am

I'v got a four year old set of Corelli's on my Englehardt EM-1. I think it's time to change them out. I play in a an all acoustic quartet (no drums). We go from Gypsy Swing to Old Crow Medicine Show to Take Five to the Rolling Stones to Ralph Stanley. Any suggestions on strings for this type format.

p.s. I don't slap and it's strictly Pizz
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Re: String Suggestions Solicited Here

Postby Freddels » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:49 am

Obligatos are the TI flats for upright. Some don't like them b/c of the low tension.

Sprirocore Weichs (light gage) are easy on the hands and the tension is a little more than the Obligatos.
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Re: String Suggestions Solicited Here

Postby noahvale » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:08 am

I've used a bunch. Currently using Rotosounds. Nylon with metal wrapped E and A. Like them ok, low tension. I like the light gauge Sprios for pizz, got a set of those on the way. Some weedwackers can be good, very much like guts in feel and sound. Low tension and low volume. I make my own. I could make you a set if you like.
Innovation Silver Slaps are highly rated, those will be the next ones I try.
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Re: String Suggestions Solicited Here

Postby ampig » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:54 am

Thanks fellas
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Re: String Suggestions Solicited Here

Postby ghiadub » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:27 pm

I am pretty much a nube but I have used the corellis and spirocores and I dig the spiros for a more growly sound on a bass set up with low action.
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Re: String Suggestions Solicited Here

Postby Mike Childree » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:39 pm

I like Obligatos quite a bit for an all-purpose tone. The two problems I've seen with them is that they have a pretty short life-span if you play regularly...around 6 months for me, and they start getting a little wonky. Also, they sound fabulous on some basses and terrible on others...you have to gamble the $100+ to find out about yours.

For playing rootsy stuff, I've had good luck with Innovation Super Silvers on G, D, and A, and a Helicore Pizz Medium E. The volume increase I got on my Cleveland was pretty dramatic. Kinda thumpy, with a little shorter sustain so you don't have to mute as much.
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Re: String Suggestions Solicited Here

Postby ampig » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:44 am

I picked up a set of Sprirocore Weichs
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Re: String Suggestions Solicited Here

Postby Freddels » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:07 am

I think you'll be happy with those. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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