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Mixing some strings, opinion?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by UprightBass, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. UprightBass


    Dec 20, 2012
    Raleigh, NC
    This is a very simple thing, that I just want opinion on from you guys.

    I Have BelCantos on my Calin Wultur, and DANG they sound amazing. Earlier, I had EP's on my bass. I liked the pizz, but it was way too bright for my bass, and orchestra playing. But, I do miss that E string compared to the BelCantos. Would it be weird if I used EP's E string, and Kept my BelCantos?

    Thanks everyone! I have stupid questions sometimes.. :cool:
  2. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    On my bass, the Bel E was also too dark for pizz and being lighter tension, I couldn't "dig in" when I wanted to. So instead, I use a Spiro 3885.5W 3/4 Weich E string. It blends perfectly with the Bel ADG in tone, tension and volume. YMMV, but it's a good mix.
  3. Not weird at all - just try it.

    I play Pirastro FlatChromesteel met Spirocore E.
  4. UprightBass


    Dec 20, 2012
    Raleigh, NC
    I like the Spiro Idea for the E string, because the BelCanto E really lacks on pizz :( .. Thanks! More opinions are welcome
  5. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Not weird. You just have to try stuff like that, though. Your bass, you hands, your ears. Let us know how it turns out.
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