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alternative to eudoxa & evah 102cm scale

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

  1. basic74


    Dec 28, 2012
    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

    Jul 7, 2004
    Spiro Weichs
  3. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings
    Or Mitts
  4. basic74


    Dec 28, 2012
    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?
  5. A. Munk

    A. Munk Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    san francisco bay area
    Zyex .
  6. kwd


    Jun 26, 2003
    silicon valley
    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.
  7. basic74


    Dec 28, 2012
    I never heard or played zyex myself.
    I read they are synthetic core, what is there lifespan more or less?
  8. Nathan Levine

    Nathan Levine Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Anchorage, AK
    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.
  9. 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!
  10. kwd


    Jun 26, 2003
    silicon valley
    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.