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. 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. 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. You read me correctly. Those are OG, the good ones from the golden age.