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Mystery strings - Spirocore Weich?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by HCF, Apr 5, 2017.


  1. HCF

    HCF Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Last week I bought a set of 'new' 'Evah Pirazzi Weichs' without having seen the strings (not from here).

    Today I finally had a change to take a look at the strings, and quite fast it became clear that these strings aren't EPs. They look and feel like steels and the silk is red-purple. This makes my suspect they're Spirocore Weichs, but before what I decide to do with them, I just wanna make sure :)
     

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  2. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Yes, those match the Weichs I have.
     
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  3. The ball ends look like my Spirocores and the silk colours would be right for Weich.
     
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  4. HCF

    HCF Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Thanks for your confirmation, guys :)
     
  5. BobKay

    BobKay Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Estero, Florida; USA
    That looks like the EP which I have.
     
  6. Then you don't have an EP but a Spiro weich instead.
     
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  7. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    I can see in the photo that the flats of the balls have stamped Roman numerals, also matching Spiro Weichs. Here are the silk colors from Gollihur:

    Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Color Code
    • At the tailpiece end:
      • All Strings: black spiral on light green
    • At the peg end:
      • Orchestra: G – brown; D – red; A – black; E – green; H5/Low B – yellow; Extended E – green
      • Weich: Same as Orchestra, with a rose-colored ring
      • Solo: A1 Solo – light gray; E2 Solo – light green; H3B Solo – light yellow; FIS4 Solo – light blue; C high Solo – violet; CIS5 – light violet
    Thomastik Spirocore Upright Bass Strings

    Trying to replace the Spirocore strings you already have? Spirocore Medium (Regular Gauge) have RED windings at both the tuner end and ball end of the string - while the Weich (light) gauge strings have a PURPLE winding at the tuner end and RED winding at the ball end.
     
  8. HCF

    HCF Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Thanks, the first givaway for me was indeed the fact that the balls didn't match the balls from other Evahs I had lying around. The red silk was the next alarm :)
     
  9. BobKay

    BobKay Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Estero, Florida; USA
    I stand corrected. I know I don't have Spiro weichs. Must be something else I have forgotten. It's a long list.
     
  10. Reiska

    Reiska

    Jan 27, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Spiro weich that is!
     
  11. bskts247

    bskts247 Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    You should probably just send them to me
     
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  12. HCF

    HCF Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Hahaha, should, but probably won't :)
     
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  13. birgebass

    birgebass

    Nov 7, 2011
    Arkansas
    This problem seems solved, but if memory serves, I think spirocores have an "s" engraved in the ball end.
     
  14. "S" if they're solo gauge, otherwise "O" for orchestra gauge.
     
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  15. HCF

    HCF Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    The Netherlands
    More proof presents itself :)

    As the picture shows, they indeed have an 'O' stamped on the ball
     
  16. And since Solo Spiros come only in medium tension there must be an O on the ball end, since the pegbox silks show Weich.
     
  17. santjr57

    santjr57

    Apr 27, 2017
    Hi, I am new to this forum and I think this inquiry fits this thread. I had an old set of strings that I want to identify. It seem Spirocores at the ball end (red) but the tips' color codes don't match with the Infeld Weich charts. They also seem thicker than the Weich's. Any help greatly appreciated. Tips are yellow(E), blue (A), silver(D), green (G)
    Thanks.
     

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  18. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    They look like Super Sensitives but I could be wrong.
     
  19. santjr57

    santjr57

    Apr 27, 2017
    Thanks Kungfusheriff.
    I'll check supersensitive images on the web to confirm.
     
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