Arco String Characterstics

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by razormeister, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. razormeister


    Jul 27, 2011
    I have been curious about this for a while. Can anybody tell me what are the physical charactersitics of a string that make it better for arco rather than pizz? Is it the materials, construction, smoothness of the winding?

    Thanks for any info someone can give.
  2. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Over simplified answer, but there is usually some type of soft material between the core and the winding, like silk, that dampens the sustain, but settles things down for arco.
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