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FT: Thomastic Spirocore Weichs?

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Strings, & Accessories' started by PhatBasstard, Dec 29, 2013.


  1. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

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    I've been told by a TB'r or two that these are Spiro Weich's (see pix).
    They came on this Clevinger Concerto EUB. The bass is 3/4.
    I've had the bass for about 6 months and would like to move to some lighter tension strings.
    I happened to try an actual DB in a store recently and much prefered the tension of the strings (I was told they were D'Addario Preludes).

    So, if someone would like to do a possible trade for some "good" (I know the Spiro's are popular and not cheap),
    lower tension strings (they don't have to be Preludes), let me know.

    Any pertinent info/suggestions would also be welcome.

    Thanks
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  2. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    What lengths are the strings cut to?
     
  3. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

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    Preludes are student strings. The perceived tension you noticed may have more to do with the double bass/eub differences than the strings themselves. If you want lighter than Spiro Weichs, try Spiro Solos tuned to orchestra pitch.
     
  4. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

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    As stated: they came on the bass and it's a 3/4 instrument.
    Beyond that I know nothing.
     
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  6. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

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    Thanks.
    I may do that if a set comes up for trade.
     
  7. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    The strings have been cut and may not fit anything other than an EUB. A potential trade partner, myself included, would want to know in advance if the strings would fit their bass or if they had been cut too short.
     
  8. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

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    Hmmm,
    Knowing it's a 3/4 instrument and seeing where the purple wraps are at on the picture of the (relatively traditional) headstock, can't you extrapolate their relative cut?

    Not arguing. I ask because I don't know.
     
  9. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

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    Check out the length of the tuning box in a double bass. You need more length to reach the top two pegs than your eub. 3/4 instruments also have different string lengths. If yours is 40" and mine is 42", cut strings may not work.
     
  10. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

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    Let's see if this works:
    On the top two pegs (A & D, a couple of turns on the pegs), from the purple wrap (which terminates about a half inch before the actual peg) to the witness point/top edge of the fingerboard is 4.5".
    The scale from that point to the top of the bridge is 41".
    There is another 3" from the bridge to the start of the red wraps.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    Sadly, I don't think those strings will work on a 3/4 DB. Probably okay on a 1/2 size with a 39" string length.
     
  12. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

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    Yeah maybe,
    I might just keep these as spares.
     

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