should I Jazzers Pizzicatos, or Velvet Blues?
I have a 3/4 flatback bass, 100yr old. Good bass... Not big.
I have used with some success Spirocores, Flexocores, Dominants, and Velvet Compas 180.
I just took the Velvets off after 1.5+ years so I could play Beethoven 9 without injuring my right arm (again) from beating on the strings. I loved those strings, but I took them off for this reason: when I get the bass set up to make the most sound, the strings got tighter than I can bow without great pressure (read: injury).
So I put on some different stuff from my bag-o-strings. I found that I love the DOminants on G&D, but when I go full set, the tonal character gets quite a bit scratchier. Good results came from Spirocore Weich on the E&A.
Anyway, I am currently trying to get the full set of DOminants to work on this bass, and waiting for it to calm and settle down.
In the meantime, I wanted to ask the community:
Has anyone used Jazzers or Velvet Blues for arco/strings work- I mean work like sitting in a section or playing the single bass chair in a chamber orchestra. I am sure they are cool in a theater pit and small group jazz and such, but I mean can they hang in a string ensemble? Could I hang out practicing thumb position for an hour with Jazzers, Velvet Blue, or even Pizzicatos?
thanks in advance for the great input-
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