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kolstein heritage vs corelli 370

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by rob f johnson, Nov 17, 2005.


  1. rob f johnson

    rob f johnson

    Nov 15, 2005
    nelson bc
    which is the better sounding string
    volume?
    tone?
    ease of play?
    durability?
    if you could have one or the other.
    rj
     
  2. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    They're both easy to play. IMO, Heritages are way better than Corellli's (at least the 370F) in volume and tone. The Forte gauge is thin and really bright. TX might fare better.

    But dude, I know you've been asking alot fo questions on strings. It's good but the main problem is that every set of strings sound different on every bass. You can ask questions to compare every string out there and it still won't help you that much. You won't know if it works until you take the plunge and put them on for several weeks. IMO, either string is a safe bet. I would just get the TX's instead of the Fortes if you go with Corelli.
     
  3. rob f johnson

    rob f johnson

    Nov 15, 2005
    nelson bc
    thanks hdiddy im going to go with heritage , i realize that strings sound different on each bass, i was just trying to get general info and feel for strings. its better than not having a clue and going in blind this is a great site thanks for input these sound like what i was looking for i try em!
    rj
     
  4. I never tried Corellis, but the liked the feel of the Heritage strings a lot. They felt good under the fingers and responded very quickly. I just wasn't happy with the way the sounded on my bass, though, especially the G-string, which had a slightly nasal quality.
     
  5. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    IMO, the nasal G does die down after a while, but doesn't completely go away. I didn't mind it after a while.
     
  6. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    These are two radically different strings--way way way different. Heritages are fatter and more "gut-like" (much as I hate that term) than "normal" steel strings, and Corellis are much skinnier and less substantial (sound-wise and feel-wise) than "normal" steel strings. (By "normal" steel string, I mean like a Pirastro Flat Chrome Steel or Permanent, Spirocore Orchestra or Superflexible, Helicore, etc.--all of which, of course, are very different strings, but all of which seem downright identical compared to the differences between the Heritages and the Corellis).
    But you can never tell until you put them on your own bass...
     
  7. Jason Hollar

    Jason Hollar Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Pittsburgh area
    I'm currently using a set of the Corelli Forte strings in an attempt to find a sturdy, lighter gauge for jazz pizz play. They do bow well too. I had a set of Corelli TX on before -- but due to the humidity last summer, I switched to a lighter string.

    The Corellis are a good string, they hold up well to my jazz playing which ain't gentle at times! Not as full sounding as the TX though. Now that weather is colder and drier, I might put the TX's back on to see how they feel.

    Not sure if this helps...but so far, so good.
     
  8. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    I like the Heritage strings, but the G string sounds thin. I'm still figuring out if that is a product of my set up or the strings. I haven't played Corelli's on my bass, but have on other basses. The set up was too different for me to offer an accurate comparison.
     
  9. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    IMO/IME, it's the string. There have been similar complaints in the past by others.
     
  10. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    Well, I'm trying Animas next, so that shouldn't be an issue. :smug: