Flexocor Deluxe

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Bassman415, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Bassman415

    Bassman415 I make the floor shake Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2008
    city of angels
    Anybody try these strings yet ... i got a pack to try but haven't fired yet to try them
  2. DC Bass

    DC Bass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Laurel, Maryland, USA
    Nope, haven't tried em yet myself, but I must admit to being very curious! I'm anxious to hear what you think of them!

  3. TMSP


    Feb 6, 2010
    Aveiro, Portugal

    I've heard they are similar to Passione, but has more power ....Are these are what should be Passione? I'm curious...
  4. TMSP


    Feb 6, 2010
    Aveiro, Portugal
    Does anyone know how they are compared with Passione? Thank's
  5. Gumma


    Apr 24, 2012
    I have just strung them today.

    They sound similar to Flex92' rather than passione.
    Compared to flex92, they have some characteristics of permanent's or bel canto's core sound.
    Yet, mostly based on flex92, and developed.

    With bow, they sizzle like flex92. Sizzle is very helpful to make sound diversity, modulation and articulation, IMO.

    In pizzicato, they are open and sustain well, but tend to lack growl like spirocore.

    I think they are well made steel strings, with the virtue of typical sound of pirastro, also with the ease of playing.
  6. eerbrev


    Dec 6, 2009
    Ottawa, ON, CAN
    thanks for the post, Gumma. looking forward to seeing how these pan out long term. Keep us updated?
  7. DC Bass

    DC Bass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Laurel, Maryland, USA

    I just put on some new Flex 92's- They weren't on my bass any more than a week before I heard about these new strings! :bawl: :crying:

    I woulda tried them...but now I'll just have to wait to see- gather data and such.

    I'm very intrigued by the comment that they sound like 92's with some characteristics of the Permanents...

  8. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Any gauge/tension numbers or subjective comparisons to Flexicore '92s? I know the '92s come in a few gauges. Where do the next Flexicores fall?

    EDIT: I went to Quinn today and saw 3 gauges for this string. Assuming the roughly match Flexicore 92 gauges and tensions?
  9. SeayBass

    SeayBass Supporting Member

    yes please- more info please!
  10. Gumma


    Apr 24, 2012
    Well, I intended Flex'92 Regular gauge.
    However, it was in terms of the sound.

    In terms of the tension, Flex Deluxes are in somewhere between Regular and Thin gauge of Flex'92.
    I feel Flex Deluxes have almost same tension as Bel Cantos.
    Tensions of the Flex Deluxe are well balanced and even.
    However, you know, tension configuration can vary with basses and setup.

    In terms of the elasticity, they are interesting.
    Upper two strings, G and D, are somewhat stiff.
    Lower two strings, A and E, are very flexible.
    I suppose they have different construction each other.
    Actually, you can see purple fiber layer at the ball end of A and E string, which is not at G and D.

    Though they have different elasticity and construction (maybe), they have good evenness both in tension and sound.

    Because I have not tested them at concert halls, I can't say about projection and volume.
    As far as I play in my room, they have good volume and projection with resonance and overtones.
    Fortunately, I am going to play Schumann, Brahms and Weber in orchestra this weekend, so I hope I can report it again.
  11. I just played Flexocor Deluxe D+G and like them a lot. Did not play on the A+E yet. How does the Flexocor Deluxe E sound? Is it as 'deadish' as all the other E strings from Pirastro (except perhaps for the E Permanent)...?
  12. The E was even worse than the regular Flexocor E on my EUB.
  13. OK - merci. Will not purchase the E-string then. Do you like the A-string?
  14. Yes, the A string is very nice.
    I replaced the G string with a Flexocor '92 one though.
    I like the warmth of the 92. The Deluxe is brighter.
    I'm waiting for a Belcanto E to complete the set.
    (presently have a solo F# Flexocor Deluxe which is not bad but too floppy at orchestra pitch)