Custom length strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Vegeta, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Vegeta


    Jun 28, 2004
    Skopje, Macedonia
    Hi, I was wondering if there's someone here who can make custom strings with a winding machine. I need standard gauge roundwound strings but to be about 2 meters (about 6 feet, 5 inch) long. I need them for a wierd upright bass that I play in an orchestra. The bass is about 20 years old and so are the strings. It has a flat fingerboard with frets and roundwound strings that no one makes anymore.
  2. How about a picture of this bass? I'm curious. Sounds like a berda.
  3. olivier


    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    Yes ! Please post some photos of that beast, please !
  4. Vegeta


    Jun 28, 2004
    Skopje, Macedonia
    Yes, that's what it is. I remember the conducter of the orchestra mention some name on b but I couldn't remember it later. Anyway I don't have any pictures.
  5. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    A Google image search shows a coupla pics.
  6. How about piano wire? The bass strings for a concert grand are long enough.
  7. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    Maybe mandobass strings? I can’t remember how long they are, I do remember a old mandobass that had what looked a lot like piano strings.
  8. Vegeta


    Jun 28, 2004
    Skopje, Macedonia