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5 string and tuning in fifths

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Yan, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Yan


    Apr 17, 2006
    Hello Everyone!

    I'm looking for a specyfic double bass string set (from C32,703196 Hz):
    C, G, D, A, e.
    String C-A are available, but string "e" isn't.

    Deos anyone knows where can I buy such string (some internet shop or string maker) and how much costs such set or single string.

  2. ToR-Tu-Ra


    Oct 15, 2005
    Mexico City
    Something comes to mind... is there such thing as a high c "solo" string? you would only need to tune that one step higher. Maybe what I just said is plain stupid, don't know
  3. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    A five string, fifths tuned, piccolo bass...I think you'll be pushing your luck with that one.
  4. Maybe you could look at gamba strings?
  5. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    SuperSensitive is now making some high E/F strings for DB. They're basically super-long cello A strings. Thank Jesse of Ergo Instruments for talking them into it!
  6. Check out Silvio Dalla Torre www.silviodallatorre.com
    He has a great web sight & information on 5th tuning, bassetto & strings for 5th tuning. Pirastro may have strings you are looking for.

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