Info on old Flexocor?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by eh_train, Jul 29, 2021.


  1. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Toronto
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    Hi all,

    I was recently given a rather old unused set of Flexocor strings. I believe these are Chromesteel strings, but don't know much more about them.

    Can someone tell me what these would compare to in the present-day Pirastro lineup? Or any other comparison to current strings?

    Thanks in advance for any info!

    Paul

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  2. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    Assuming those are the really old ones that have a silver wrap over the silks on the pegbox end, there isn’t anything out there now that’s quite like them. I hoard them.

    If I understand what you have, the top end will be very bright, and as you go down each string has a different tone color, until you get to an E string whose fundamental is so deep that a lot of basses can’t produce it, so people think it’s weak.
     
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  3. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Toronto
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    I'll check the pegbox endings...

    Thanks!
     
  4. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Their most approaching string would be the Original Flexocors methinks.
    Is the tailpiece silk purple or burgundy?
     
  5. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Toronto
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
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    The wraps are purple and purple with a silver filament on the pegbox. KFS, is that what you meant by a silver wrap? I've attached pics: All the original packaging is intact, including a tissue wrapping for each string!

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  6. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    You read me correctly. Those are OG, the good ones from the golden age.
     
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