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alternative to eudoxa & evah 102cm scale

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by basic74, Jan 13, 2014.


  1. basic74

    basic74

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    hi, my bass has 102cm scale.
    I´ve played evah mittel and weichs, now eudoxa.
    I enjoyed them both for what they are, but eudoxas are brighter which helps my bass.
    but I need a string that won´t break after a relatively short time.
    arco, pizz and some contemporary techinques (preparations, etc)
    what should I get?
    thanks for your advice!
     
  2. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

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  3. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

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    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings
    Or Mitts
     
  4. basic74

    basic74

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    thanks. I´ve been thinking about spiros.. but the midrange they have I didn´t like before.. hm.. perhaps I must try them again.
    anything else?
     
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  6. A. Munk

    A. Munk

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  7. kwd

    kwd

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    I also like Zyex mediums. I have the light tension on now but I find the open A and D to be kind of thuddy. I wanted a lower tension string to gradually build up my thumb callous, ...again :(.

    I go back and forth between Superflexibles and Zyex. The Superflexible G really sings in upper position arco but it can be a little volatile. If you end up getting Zyex, be patient. They take some time to settle down and they seem to sound better each time I pick up the bass.
     
  8. basic74

    basic74

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    I never heard or played zyex myself.
    I read they are synthetic core, what is there lifespan more or less?
     
  9. Nathan Levine

    Nathan Levine

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    Gensslers. Perhaps his Dragos? They'll be made to fit your bass and have a two year warranty to boot. If you dig Eudoxas then you are open to gut core strings. Gerold's strings are quite simply the best.
     
  10. tyb507

    tyb507

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    I was also going to suggest investigating Gensslers...I haven't tried them, but have a used set of Red Label Bassos coming my way. They are silver flatwound on a fiber core (not gut), low tension and meant for bowing...they are going on my bass that I use mostly for bowing and some pizz when my gut-strung bass is a little too thumpy. They cost much less than his gut-core strings, too. We'll see!
     
  11. kwd

    kwd

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    Zyex are synthetic core. I have about one year on my mediums. They still sound okay. The consensus seems to be that they last 10 months to a year.
     

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