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Flexocore Originals v Spirocore Mittels

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by mikejdexter, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. mikejdexter


    Jul 9, 2009
    Has anybody tried both sets for pizz and arc?-- for tone / volume / projection etc. Your views most welcome.
  2. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    I play spiro mittles and have messed around on a bass with flex originals. Spiros are great pizz and hard with the bow. Flex are great with the bow and have very little sustain pizz.
  3. elmer


    Oct 1, 2004
    Well, it all depends what are you looking for and what is your bass like. If your bass is dark and you want a powerful orchestra sound, Flx originals are great. On brighter basses the D and G can sound screamingly bright. The A is my favourite arco A with that floorshaking power. I don´t like the E and I´ve replaced it with a Flexoc. stark E string with good results. In fact on my bright bass I also have "regular" Flex D and G which are a lot darker than the Originals.
    For pizzicato the Origs are weird, D and G have a spirofeel and sustain, the A has an old school thump with little sustain and the E hasn´t got any :) They surely aren´t a balanced hybrid set.
    On a 3/4 bass D and G have a bit less tension than Spiro 4/4 and A and E have a bit more. Spiro 3/4 set has more tension than the Origs.

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