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Old 09-11-2012, 10:11 AM
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Default Flexocor Deluxe?? Advice please

Hello!

I am new to this forum as member, but have prowled the forums many times.

I am looking to get a new set of strings. I have a Shen 3/4 Willow w/ a C ext.
Here is the lineage of my string use:
Spiros
Bel Cantos - Love the bow. the pizz is not suitable for a jazz gig.
Corelli 370F - Liked the lower tension(not sold on it for bowing though). I liked the bright cello-like quality. Pizz is much better for jazz.

I am looking for a hybrid(or not) that will sound great for solo/orchestral and sounds nice for jazz as well.

I am thinking the following:

Evah Wiech???
Flexocor Deluxes??? Seem nice, but haven't hear much about them
Evah Pirazzi Medium???

Any advice and help would be appreciated!
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:31 PM
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Hello!

I am new to this forum as member, but have prowled the forums many times.

I am looking to get a new set of strings. I have a Shen 3/4 Willow w/ a C ext.
Here is the lineage of my string use:
Spiros
Bel Cantos - Love the bow. the pizz is not suitable for a jazz gig.
Corelli 370F - Liked the lower tension(not sold on it for bowing though). I liked the bright cello-like quality. Pizz is much better for jazz.

I am looking for a hybrid(or not) that will sound great for solo/orchestral and sounds nice for jazz as well.

I am thinking the following:

Evah Wiech???
Flexocor Deluxes??? Seem nice, but haven't hear much about them
Evah Pirazzi Medium???

Any advice and help would be appreciated!
Having the same set of strings that works equally well for Orchestra/solo and jazz combined I find more to do with the bass than the strings. You will have to just experiment being that you have more of an entry level modern bass and not a 200 year old settled-in classic that works equally well with rope, gut, rubber bands or steel. You will just have to see what works for you. I have used the Sprio reds on my old Italian bass and bowed them just fine. When I put Red's on a high end Shen I took them off faster then I put them on. You just have to find what works for you and, it might be a mixed set as well.

I find the Pizz with Bel's just fine with my better basses that put out a ton of sound. New basses not yet speaking like old ones need something else like Reds to growl but might bow like barbed wire. I've used Flexocor 92s on some basses and they worked great for jazz. On some other basses, they were as dead as mud, same string, different bass.

Evah's, the mediums will be a good start. Also, the new Kaplans might be something to consider as well. They are thinner than the Evah's which are thicker synthetics.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:46 PM
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Ken,

Thanks for the reply!

I appreciate your advice.
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Mike, EP weichs have a great pizz sound and a very good arco sound. They might be worth a try. The one thing I would say is that the bowing response is a little slow for very fast arco passages (on my bass).
I keep meaning to try something else but they work so well, as a "do it nearly all" string, that I keep putting it off. I repeat - the jazz pizz is great.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:18 PM
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Mike, EP weichs have a great pizz sound and a very good arco sound. They might be worth a try. The one thing I would say is that the bowing response is a little slow for very fast arco passages (on my bass).
I keep meaning to try something else but they work so well, as a "do it nearly all" string, that I keep putting it off. I repeat - the jazz pizz is great.
Richard, I agree. The EP weichs work well on my bass too.
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