Help deciding on new strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by jlo95, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. jlo95

    jlo95 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    I've had my upright for about 2 years and for the entire time I've been playing the factory strings (I'm not sure what exactly they are) but I don't really like them and would like new strings. I've never bought strings for upright before and don't really know where to begin, as they can be very expensive, I don't want to buy a set and not like them and be SOL. I play jazz and am looking for something bright with a nice sustain. Any suggestions? gut or no gut? I've checked out the Pirastro Jazzer strings, does anybody have any opinions? I'm open for anything at this point.

  2. Look for a used set of Spirocores in the classifieds.
  3. +1

    Brian Bromberg mentioned in another thread that he's only ever had ONE set of strings, and it's a set of spirocore weichs.
  4. Oh, also, I've never tried them but apparently gut strings get more of a "thump" sound, and they're definitely darker than steel strings.

    If you want loads of sustain, growl and brightness, follow KungfuSheriff's advice - Spiros