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Changing from belcanto solos to?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by BostonPop01, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. BostonPop01


    Jan 1, 2009
    Hi everyone,
    It's time for a string change. I've used belcantos on my modern bass for years without ever really considering a change.
    I've recently played other basses with belcantos and have found that the string is just often too bland, which has led me to consider whether I could find another string with a bit more color and brightness in the sound.

    I tried permanent solos on the bass which were just too direct. This particular bass needs a bit of warmth as well to sound its best.

    Any suggestions? Would Flexocore deluxe be a bit brighter without losing the warmth in arco/solo playing?
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
  2. bassmastan

    bassmastan Guest

    Jun 25, 2011
    Spiro Solos are hands down the best solo string on the market. If I ever need to play in solo tuning that's what I use.
    Co. likes this.
  3. +1 for Spiro Solos. Not your typical "Spiro" sound but definitely more character than the Bels.
  4. John Chambliss

    John Chambliss Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Comparison of Spiro Solos and Belcanto Solos on YouTube
  5. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Anyone ever try Belcanto solos on upper two strings with Spiro solos on lower two in orchestra tuning?
  6. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Anyone try the Passione solos?? Thanks
    luisraulmunoz likes this.
  7. Can’t speak for arco playing, but for jazz pizz they’re about the blandest strings I’ve tried so far...
  8. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Passiones or Belcantos? Sorry?
  9. Passiones, I was replying to your question.
    I should have quoted, I guess.
    Sam Dingle likes this.
  10. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    My bad. Thanks!
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