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Jagars Good Baroque String?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by bdengler, Nov 20, 2004.


  1. bdengler

    bdengler

    Jan 23, 2000
    New Albany, Ohio
    Our community orchestra conductor wants to create a smaller chamber orchestra using more "period instruments" to play Corelli's Christmas Concerto in Gb. He asked me if I could put a set of strings on my bass that sounded more "rope like" than what I have now, which are Flexocor '92s. I have a set of Jagars at home, and they do sound much more rope-like and dark than the Flex's. The Flex's are a bit bright on my 3/4 bass (but not as bright as Helicores). If I make the switch, it would only be for this one concert. Would the Jagars do the trick for a "baroque" sound? I'm not going to buy gut strings, and he didn't ask me to.

    Thanks, Brian
     
  2. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    NYC
    Well, it's a bit relative - why don't you try out the Jargars with your conductor present?

    And why do you rule out gut? That is the baroque sound.....
     
  3. bdengler

    bdengler

    Jan 23, 2000
    New Albany, Ohio
    Gut costs $$$$. :D

    Brian
     
  4. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    NYC