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Old 12-23-2012, 02:01 PM
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I have Oliv GDA on the way and need suggestions for a compatible long E. I do about 70/30 arco/pizz.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:32 PM
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eva pirazzi weich
thats what i use for the my 70/30
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:06 PM
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I have Oliv GDA on the way and need suggestions for a compatible long E. I do about 70/30 arco/pizz.
That A is huge and the Oliv E even bigger being a gut core.. For an E to match the Oliv A you need something dark sounding and thick. For a long string I assume you need for the C-Extension. Then I would say Original Flexocor. The Stark 92 E/C would have been my choice but they discontinued it. The Original Flatchrome E/C is my second choice. Thicker but brighter.

If just using the G and D Oliv, you can try the Eudoxa A and E/C. That works well too. I've used that myself.

All this depends on the bass and how it sounds.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:06 PM
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I don't remember the A being that huge, but it has been a while. The bass FWIW, is a Pollmann Bussetto, 30 years old, big, somewhat gruff sound. I'm trying to get a darker sound but still maintain some pizz (mostly unamped) viability. We shall see.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:55 PM
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Evah Weich long E.
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After some reflection, I've bailed on the Olivs and ordered a set of Flexocor Originals. I don't have anything but orchestra playing til April, so I decided to try some real arco guy strings. The Olivs were only gonna break my heart (and wallet) again, anyway......
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:15 PM
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Got the Flexocors on and settling in-after 40+ years, my first ever set of real arco-oriented strings. This will be interesting.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:30 AM
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Got the Flexocors on and settling in-after 40+ years, my first ever set of real arco-oriented strings. This will be interesting.
I kinda know how you feel. I tried Flexocors briefly (maybe for a day or less) back around 1971. Although they bowed better then Spiros on the bass I had then, they were not for me for what I was doing. From about 10 years ago, a lifetime later, I am playing mainly orchestra. First, I tried Obligatos as a split down the middle and then, Flex 92s. Back where I started ages ago.
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I'm liking the Flex Originals a lot-the sound is getting darker as they settle in and the Perm E is a good match. The pizz is coming along as well-there's increasing sustain but no growl, which suits me fine. I don't have anything for this bass but arco work til April, so there's no reason to change anything til then.
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Well, as fate would have it, I have been given a stash of used Olivs, and have so far found 3 GDA sets with no loose windings. EP long E is a nice match. Life is good. Anybody need some Flex Originals and a Perm E?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:08 PM
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Well, as fate would have it, I have been given a stash of used Olivs, and have so far found 3 GDA sets with no loose windings. EP long E is a nice match. Life is good. Anybody need some Flex Originals and a Perm E?
Hey, I love that set. Send them to me, please!

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:16 PM
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Madness is more easily managed when you can do it on the cheap. I'm currently onto G/D Oliv on top of A/E Evahs. Orch tonight and I'm the bass section-we'll see what happens.
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