flat chrom?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Klimbim, Jul 28, 2001.

  1. Klimbim


    Mar 3, 2001
    anyone have opinions on pirastro flat chrom (original or the other one?) for orchestral use?
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    The Original Flatchromes are the same thing as Original Flexocors, only selected with a closer tolerance range.
    They are the quintessential orchestral strings.
    Fat dark bottom with short sustain, brighter top.
    The Kolstein Varicor Excels are in the same category.

    The (New) FlatChromes are a completely different string.
    Thin and bright sounding, they are to be advised only if you play a mix of jazz pizz and arco. But if you play arco only, forget about them.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Klimbim


    Mar 3, 2001
    thanks alot...it does!