Breaking "Pirastro Pizzicato" gut core strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by MrMontenegro, Dec 9, 2013.


  1. MrMontenegro

    MrMontenegro

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    About a month or 8 ago I put Pirastro Pizzicato gut core strings on my double bass. These are nice strings, easy to play, I like the sound etc etc but strange enough, the strings keep breaking ... even when I'm not playing, I mean they somehow just tear apart. G-string was broken already twice, D-string once.
    The local bass shop owner doesn't have a clue about what could be happening, but they don't make any problems and give me new strings. However, now I feel somehow fed up with it & I am thinking of replacing them by Rotosounds.
    (I play slap and pizz.)
    Any comments .... ?
    tx
    Mr M
    Antwerp, Belgium.
  2. eub_player

    eub_player

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    Sharp edges at the bridge?
    Lubricated with soft graphite?
    Nut slots too narrow, pinching strings?

    Where do they break?
  3. MrMontenegro

    MrMontenegro

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    tx for yr reply, no sharp edges, graphite OK. Strings always break at the top, yesterday the G broke let's say where you play the A note. don't remember very exactly about the first two times (D and G) but it was approx there too.
  4. TonyD

    TonyD

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    I have a Pizzicato D string here - never used it. Maybe you would like to trade it for something else. I live in The Netherlands - so we are basically neighbours. You can have the G-string (bad windings on this!)...
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  6. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    Bummer considering the price of these strings!
    I have a Chorda G thats built like a tank- same company, different string- im considering swapping the rest for the Carlos Henriquez set!
  7. labravajazz

    labravajazz

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    Yes the Chorda are much more reliable IMO

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