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Edgar Meyer

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by ImAGoodDuck, Oct 24, 2004.


  1. I don't know if this has been posted or not, don't doubt it hasn't just couldn't find it. What is Edgar Meyer playin for strings these days. They sound great, outside of him being Edgar anyways lol. But whats up with him?
     
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    AFAIK, Spirocore bottom, and solo Flexocor top.
     
  3. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Is that Original Flexocors?
     
  4. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Original Flexocors are not available in solo-tuning, but original FlatChromes are.
    I think it's the solo Flexocor '92 he uses.

    Read somewhere he tunes EAEA.
    I'm not sure though!
     
  5. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    I heard that it as EBEA, and with a couple of flubs that he made on student basses at a master class I saw a few years ago, it looked like he was used to a 5th between the 4th and 3rd string.

    I've been running Original Flexocors on D and G and Spirocores on the E and A. Not a bad paring, but the bow on the Flexocor G is pretty bright. How are the '92's different?
     
  6. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    The '92 G is quite warmer. It also has less volume and sustain though!
    Did you try the rubber ring filter with the Original Flex G?
    Cuts brightness a lot. (but also volume and sustain...)
     
  7. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    They came with felt washers at the ball end and I left both of them on (D & G).

    I liked the Spirocore Solos, but that instead of digging in with the bow and exploring possible sounds on the G (and the D to some extent) I found myself trying to back off and get toward the fingerboard to try to lose the high-end grit.
     
  8. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    I'm talking of the black rubber ring filter that's included in every Pirastro steel G string's envelope.
     
  9. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Like the one that Thomastik puts on the D string?
     
  10. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    No.This is a tube, not a ring.
    The rubber ring filter is shaped like a thick flat washer, about 5/8" diameter, about 3/32" thick. The center hole is about 1/4" diameter. Look inside your Pirastro steel G pouch.
     
  11. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sorry -- was running a Quebecois check, I'm a little embarrassed to admit. Most of my friends are not native English speakers, so it's just habit :)

    Nope. I didn't see the washer, and if it was there it's long gone now.
     
  12. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Forgive me, but I'm not sure what you're talking about exactly.
    I'm a québécois, and french is my native language.
    Did I miss some kind of joke?
    Give me your address and I'll send you one!

    Regards,
    François
     
  13. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Naw-- just making sure that a 'washer' and a 'piece of tubing' didn't get munched between French and English. Like I said, it was just a involuntary response to hanging with so many ESL'ers. (ESL=English as a second language -- a popular course for new-comers to the States)

    Thanks! I'd be interested in seeing what it does. The G is also a little hard to control -- really easy to lose the string and get a squeak/scratch that'll take the shine offa my glasses. You think that the washer would chill this out a bit?

    Ray Parker
    35-45 9th St. #1
    Long Island City, NY 11106
     
  14. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Will try to post tonight!
     
  15. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    I'll include a xerox of an old Flexocor string pouch.
    On the back, there's a drawing showing how to use it.
     
  16. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Very cool! Thanks again.