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Mittel or weichs ? Will someone explain the diffrence to me?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Bonafide, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. Bonafide


    Oct 15, 2002
    If you a have link- please send it over. I searched to no avail.
    I am going to buy my first set of DB strings-Thomastik spirocores and the sight lists the exact same guage but one is Mittel and one is Weich-I have no clue. I will be playing Jazz.
    Thank you.
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Mittel is the german word for medium.
    Weich means light, soft.
    The Weichs are slightly lower tension than the regular Mittels.
    Many jazz players choose the Weichs.

  3. Bonafide


    Oct 15, 2002
    Many Thanks francois!!
    Big help actually....:)
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY