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Favorite G string w/ your Spiros

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Selim, Sep 9, 2017.


  1. Selim

    Selim Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    New York City
    What is your favorite G string that does it all with your worn-in medium Spirocores?

    Thanks!
     
  2. John Chambliss

    John Chambliss Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Obligato right now
     
  3. Original Flexocor.
     
  4. bskts247

    bskts247 Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    spirocore medium
     
  5. bskts247

    bskts247 Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
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  6. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Oliv. Love it.
     
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  7. Maple

    Maple Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I'm using an Oliv G with pirazzi D and A with Spiro E. gut - hybrid - steel
     
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  8. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    Spiro. I've got an EP Mittel G on there now, and as much as it adds to the set, it's just missing something.
     
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  9. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings
    Belcanto
     
  10. Selim

    Selim Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    New York City
    for pizz?
     
  11. Selim

    Selim Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    New York City
    because it's a great arco string that also works great for pizz?
     
  12. Selim

    Selim Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    New York City
    this flex is a better match than than 92s or flex deluxe?
     
  13. lrhbass

    lrhbass Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Dallas,Tx.
    Still looking...
     
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  14. Maple

    Maple Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Yes. I don't use the bow much but others have said the Oliv and pirazzi strings work great with arco
     
  15. bskts247

    bskts247 Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    Maybe try a Dominant. That what a few people use as spiro alternatives. Some people use the Dominant G because its the closest thing to a spirocore in the synthetic world (from what i've gathered).

    I liked it and honestly it felt natural with the set but I didn't like it enough to get a full set of dominants....i think. I'll go back in my records and see.
     
  16. It's brighter.
    The Flat-Chromesteel G is even more bright.
    The Jazzer is another bright G string from Pirastro that could pair well with Spirocores.
     
  17. threetone

    threetone

    Sep 27, 2011
    Velvet Anima G
    Great match
     
  18. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    Until it breaks.
     
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  19. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    I've tried many and think Obli was the most successful
     
  20. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings
    I'm using the G and D because they feel like Spirocores but have more meat to the note. I always thought the Spirocore G and D sounded nasal and buzzy.

    Compared to Spirocore:
    Oliv G: Larger diameter, tuning issues, bigger tone
    Evah (Weich or Medium): more elastic and lacking the immediate note.
    I have the EP Weich atop Spirocore reds on my Kay and they are nice enough.

    I think a Superflexible G is a good option.

    The Zyex G is good too.

    It really depends on the particular bass.