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Fifth tuning Obligatos available!

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Francois Blais, Apr 28, 2006.


  1. Hi folks.
    I just read on Pirastro's website that Obligato bass strings are now available in fifth tuning:

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    Double Bass Obligato for tuning in fifths

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    There is an ever growing group of bassists who is interested playing in fifths so that we have decided to offer our successful Obligato line for tuning in fifths.
    In cooperation with renowned bassists we have developed this new set of strings, based on the construction and material of our Obligato line. This string set has a powerful and brilliant sound and an excellent harmony across the strings C-G-D-A. The core material of the A-D-G strings has been co-developed with our supplier and we obtain it exclusively. It has the advantage of offering a powerful and wide range of sounds and is unaffected by changes of temperature and humidity.
    We have developed a special rope core for the low C string which gives the string a powerful and brilliant tone with a wide range of sounds. The harmony and playability of the set is outstanding.
    String Art.No. Colour code at tailpiece Colour code at peg end A Art.No. 441190 ruby red with spiral black black/blue D Art.No. 441290 ruby red with spiral black red/blue G Art.No. 441390 ruby red with spiral black brown/blue C Art.No. 343490 ruby red with spiral black violet/blue Set tuning in fifths Art.No. 441090 ruby red with spiral black


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    Yours sincerely,
    Pirastro GmbH
    info@pirastro.com • Fax: +49 69 831 663



    P.S. I'm not affiliated with Pirastro. Just wanted to pass the info.
     
  2. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Are these actually available anywhere yet? I've been itching to switch to fifths tuning... might be a good time to try Obligatos while I'm at it.
     
  3. I don't know.
    You may ask Pirastro about this.
    They may even send you a free set for trial.
     
  4. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Excellent suggestion. I've sent'em an e-mail, I'll report here what the reply is.
     
  5. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    No word from Pirastro but I've found a German dealer who has them in their online catalog for 229,95 euros.

    www.paganino.de - the whole site's in German but look for "Kontrabass Pirastro Obligato Satz QUINTSTIMMUNG"

    Don't know whether they're actually available and in stock or just listed in the catalog, though. My German isn't much good (had two years back in high school) but I'll try to order a set.
     
  6. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    According to Lemur they've gotten an evaluation set two weeks ago but don't know when they will be able to order some or what the price will be.
     
  7. kontrabass

    kontrabass

    Sep 29, 2004
    Any news on the price or availability from Lemur/American dealers?
     
  8. kontrabass

    kontrabass

    Sep 29, 2004
    For those interested and to quote myself..the strings will be available from Lemur in about a month for around $160.

    Alex
     
  9. chanazure

    chanazure

    Jan 17, 2007
    Fargo, ND
    I have a set of these on my bass, they are awesome. They sound great and play very well. My bass has amazing resonance and tone. The low C is not loose and sloppy at all, and pizz. sounds really great too.
     

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