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Identify some strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by lermgalieu, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. So once I realized I had ordered the wrong gauge of Corellis, I decided to put on some old strings (a mixed set) from the stockpile of old strings I have.

    I've had the following:

    Spirocore Weichs
    La Bella tapewound
    mystery set that came with the bass

    I *think* this is all - though I might be missing one set (darn brain fog). Anyway, I put these strings on my bass:

    E - ball end has green winding with yellow detail
    A - same as above
    D - read and black ball end, red winding on peg end
    G - I know what this one is - the Weich

    If someone could help me identify which the other three are, it would be much appreciated. Obviously, I am not using any LaBellas! This mixed set is sounding really good to me...a bit heavier overall than the Weich set, so I need to adjust to 'em though!

  2. And yes, I know I should be more organized ;-)
  3. sean p

    sean p

    Mar 7, 2002
    eugene, oregon

    the d is an obligato. the other two may be helicore hybrids - is it green silk with yellow spiral?

    sean p
  4. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    DFW Area, Tejas
    Looks like E & A are the Helicores, and the D looks like Obligato, if it is red with black thread on the ball end.

  5. Thanks guys! That's indeed it - green with yellow spiral - I forgot it was called 'spiral'. Anyway, the Heliocore E and A are a bit thicker than I am used to, and I'm likin it!