double ball, 5 string, high c, flats

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by pierce, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. pierce

    pierce freethinker

    May 25, 2000
    San Francisco, Ca

    i have pulled my hohner bva (5 string steinberger copy), out of the closet, and started experimenting with it, but i'm not keen on the Roundwound low B string set that's on it. i want to restring it with flats, and from e-c.

    i am having trouble finding strings that will meet these exact requirements. (e-c, flatwound, double ball end). does anyone have any suggestions? I would also consider the steinberger string adapter, if i could find one. music-yo (gibson online) seems to be eternally "out of stock", and the mighty-mite site doesnt seem to have a steinberger section anymore.

    any suggestions?

    btw, although i prefer d'addario chromes, i am not picky for this experiment, any strings that match my needs will do.

  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Good luck. That is going to be a HARD find. The string converter would probably be best.
  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Status (Graphite) seems to have a variety of double-ball sets available --
    round, flat, ½-round, and tapes in 4,5, and 6'r sets. You'd probably have
    to contact them though, for an E-C set

    I've tried their "regular" 4-string tapes. They're about midway `tween
    LaBella and Rotosound tapes, tone-wise
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yay Hohner, even though im probably selling mine to TB member Radio Kaos 64, its a great bass. I dont know what im going to do with the money i get for it though...
  5. pierce

    pierce freethinker

    May 25, 2000
    San Francisco, Ca
    they at least have a 6 string option, so i can get my high c :bassist: . plus their retro-active basses are sooo d@mn sexy. reminds me of those basses that they made for trace-elliot.

    ( "Hey! Gibson! Quit buying up all these companies and then letting them go to h3ll!" :spit: ) ie. trace, steinberger, tobias, etc.

    figjam, buy a zeta crossover bass, and make me jealous.
  6. Godslave


    Dec 16, 2011
    I have a Hohner B2V that I bought in Norfolk, Va., in 1988 that came strung as a tenor bass (EADGC). The only strings I have ever been able to find for them are GHS Bass Boomers roundwound light. I wish Rotosound made them, and I wish I could get extra lights, but when you buy a novelty bass, as I like to do, you sometimes have to boil your strings!

  7. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    LaBella makes Flatwounds for double ball ends... They also have a Low-B available, but they need to be made to order basically... I happen to know someone who has them ;)