String ID help (with pics)

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by jayscheuerle, Nov 28, 2012.


  1. jayscheuerle

    jayscheuerle

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    These strings came on a secondhand Ergo I bought. I like their unamplified tone and want to get a set for my home-made practice bass. Any ideas? Along with the info in the pics, the length between the silks on the A string is around 50", which is 7" shorter than my current cheapo strings.

    Thanks! - j

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  2. jayscheuerle

    jayscheuerle

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    Fairly true.

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  3. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Supporting Member

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    Pretty confident that those are Thomastik Superflexibles. The peg end confuses me a bit, but I'm 95%.
  4. Greg Clinkingbeard

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    Nope. Thomastik top silks are all the same color and the ball silks are too dark.
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  6. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well that just makes me sad. I do love this game so.
  7. jayscheuerle

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    The blue windings on the bottom are only about 3" long, and the balls are smaller than my Spiro Weichs (.25" deep vs around .375" deep)...
  8. eub_player

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    Possibly half size Corellis. (100cm set)
  9. Tommy el Gato

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    A friend of mine has a similar set of strings on his double bass. They look like spirocores except the silks are too short, the balls are different and the pegbox silks are all different colors. I thought at first they would be a 3885 set, but I'll have to ask what they are.
  10. foilracer

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    The ball looks like Corelli's....can't say which set...
  11. Tommy el Gato

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    Ok, so my friend says that what he's got are super-sensative red-labels. I'm betting this is another string from the super-sensative line.
  12. jayscheuerle

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    That's what I'm thinking, too, after seeing pictures of their balls and silk length.
    (where else can I utter that phrase legitimately?)
    Even the felt dampers look right.

    Good price here ($86.53 to my door):
    http://fiddlershop.com/strings/bass/corelli/nickel/corelli-bass-nickel-set-100-cm-1-2.html

    Not sure what the difference between the nickel and tungsten are, but I've only been able to find the 1/2 size with nickel.

    I'm really surprised there isn't a better pictorial database available...

    Thanks !- j
  13. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Supporting Member

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    We could probably make one from all of the previous String ID threads. Wow, that would be a fun project, that I don't have time for, but maybe, I'll do it instead of sleeping.
  14. eub_player

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    The Corelli Nickels would be dark green I think, so they're probably Tungsten's half size then.
  15. jayscheuerle

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    Ouch. I think you're right. Better try to cancel that order!

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