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Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by MerryPrankster, Feb 4, 2004.
What E & A string would match a G & D Corelli 370F?
I'm thinking Varicore but im open to opinion
What's wrong with the Corelli 370F E & A?
Maybe Thomastik Superflexibles (blue ends)?
Pirastro Flatchromesteels (new ones)
Good point the A is do-able but the E is like 45$...i wanted to save a few...helicore arco med. A & E are like 50 combined...
I feel your pain about the high priced 370 E. Have you considered matching the G and D 370s with the Corelli 380 E and A strings? It's not going to be a pefect match but the tension should be close and they're less expensive. They're not as bright as the 370s though. Or, you might want to consider buying the affordable A and a Weich E. I think a Weich E sets you back about $36 so that would lighten your load $9.
Thanks for your emailed letter. Yes, I use the Corelli solo strings for my top two strings, but the solo strings that they make for the bottom two haven?t enough tension, so I use their orchestra strings and then tune them up to solo pitch. On my new bass, I use D?addario solos for the top two and orchestras for the bottom two and then, like the Corellis, I tune them up to solo. I used to do the same with Pirastro Flexicore strings. The Corelli strings produce a very pure and focused sound which is not always desirable for orchestral playing. For orchestra, I probably would lean toward D?addario Helicore.
now that i know what gary karr does i will do a similar arrangement in orch tuning
Savarez Corelli 370M G
Savarez Corelli 370M D
Helicore Orchestra Medium A
Helicore Orchestra Medium E
This will most likely be my arrangement...
I can not stand Weichs...I played them on a bass similar to mine...I would never use them in an orchestra setting or for any bowing at all...