Originally Posted by iiipopes
Spiro S42 Weich E string.
It doesn't matter what anybody uses for ADG, for something like this, most folks come around to a Spiro for an E string eventually. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. To "keep it in the family," a Jazzer E string might work also.
Thanks for your input, but a Spiro (s42) might differ to much in tension form the other strings.
I play an old german vintage bass Es-mensur 107.5 cm scale length. Downtuning the FCS solos to orchestra pitch gives 24 kg of tension. Adding a S42 Weich spiro e-string will give 32 kp of tension. Too much difference with the other strings.
To stay with Thomastik: a S3886 solo string (Mittel) downtuned to orchestra will give appr. 27 kp of tension. Even an S43 downtuned will gibe appr. 25 kp of tension.
But when I want to stick with Pirastro, would an E-string Permanent or Obligato solo (downtuned) be an option?