Lightest Strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by BassGuirl, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. BassGuirl


    Jan 3, 2003
    Hi all,

    What are the lightest most petite strings out there? I ordered the Helicore Hybrid Light set. Are they the lightest. I wanna be able to both bow and pizz.

    Anybody got any suggestions?

    By the way, it's just a personal preference. No, it's not because I'm a girl!;) There are several bass players using the same strings. They just don't talk about it!:p


  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    I think that Corelli strings in solo-tuning (but played at orchestra tuning) will provide the thinnest, lightest string around.
    I'm speaking of their 360 series. (tungsten wound, medium gauge, solo-tuning)
    They also make the 360TX which is higher tension.

  3. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Perhaps try Thomastic solo strings
    tuned to regular pitch. Used them
    once on a stiff 7/8 Wilfer. Played
    like butter. My 2 cents.