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Evah Pirazi-ish 4/4 strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Snufkin, May 10, 2017.

  1. Snufkin


    Dec 26, 2013

    I'm borrowing a huge old 4/4 bass, which is brilliant but needs new strings. I'm fond of Evah Pirazzi, which - apparently - doesn't exist in 4/4 size. Will 3/4 strings work? If not, any suggestions?
  2. Dimensions?
    Afterlenght toward the tailpiece, scale, distance between nut and uppermost tuner?
  3. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    You might need dimensions but i know a guy who uses the evah mediums (and tried the weich) on a 4/4 bass with a 42 inch scale length and they were fine.
  4. misterbadger

    misterbadger Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Northern California
    If the bass has a long scale, perhaps the Evah Solos would give the tension you're looking for. As far as whether they're long enough, this from the Gollihur website: 4/4 bass? Pirastro designs these 3/4 size bass strings to fit on a standard 3/4 size bass and most 4/4 basses. They may very well fit your bass if it is larger than 3/4. For your reference, the length of a representative string, as measured against the bass tailpiece to the nut is 55.5 inches (51.5" playable, 4" for silk-wrapped afterlength), plus an additional silk-wrapped 11.75 inches to handle stringing in the pegbox.
  5. FWIW, Pirastro is also making a 5/4 set in Flexocor brand.
  6. The Evah Pirazzi (Weich) fit onto my 4/4 110 cm 5-string bass.
    I would recommend the Weich, because for a longer scale you get more tension for the same pitch and since Evah regulars are rather high tension you won't want even more of it.
    I never had problems with strings from Thomastik (Spiro 4/4), Pirastro or D'Addario on my bass. Strings from smaller string makers might be shorter, like Pyramid, Efrano, Presto/Eurosonic etc.
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