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New Corelli 370 Forte!

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by JAS, Aug 10, 2001.


  1. JAS

    JAS

    Jul 3, 2001
    California
    Wow. These strings are fantastic! After the frustrating string installation process i finally tuned these strings up and they sound beautiful. Bob Gollihur sure was right on target about these strings. If any one is hesitant about getting these strings -do not be. They are exactly what i was looking for. They are so easy to play and i havent even broken them in but they already sound amazing. I heard rumors of them being to bright - but on my kay bass they sound very warm. These strings have all of the advantages of spirocore strings but they are so easy to play with the bow. These strings sound very good for arco and pizz.
     
  2. Does Corelli have a web site?
     
  3. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
  4. Gee, how did I KNOW you would have the answer?
    Merci.
    (Anglo keyboard; no accent keys)
    Don
     
  5. JAS

    JAS

    Jul 3, 2001
    California
    The Savarez web site is not very helpful at all. maybe i was not in the right place, but there was pretty much no info on the corelli strings.
     
  6. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    There is, unfortunately, nothing more than that.
    However, their printed catalog is good.
    Just ask for one.
     
  7. JAS

    JAS

    Jul 3, 2001
    California
    I remember reading somewhere on this forum about this, but i wasn't sure where. On the package of Corelli strings it mentions not to wrap the metal wrapped portion (not covered with silk) around the tuning peg. On my E string the metal portion of the string is wrapped around maybe one wrap. Has any one had problems with string breakage? Has any one consulted the Savarez company?
     
  8. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    Mine are the same way, and I also was concerned when I read the insert. However, I've had no problems, and that includes the Medium set on my EUB where the E is wrapped around a small diameter bass guitar tuner.
     
  9. Tim Ludlam

    Tim Ludlam

    Dec 19, 1999
    Carmel, IN
    Double Bassist magazine, Summer 2001 page 20. There is an article on Correlli Strings.
     
  10. Francois: Don't just stand there; what is the string tension of Corellis?
     
  11. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
  12. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
  13. Hi All,

    Currently I am using the Heliocore Orch, and like them for both bowing and pizz. I have a decent carved chinese bass that often get compliments from better bass plasyers. However, I am thinking to switch to Corellis, but wonder howe they are when bowing? How is bowing on the E-string?

    I would like a bit "quicker" response when bowing the E-string, but perhaps the problem is my lacking skill rather than the string. Anyway, anyone having experience in bowing the Corelli?

    Best regards,

    Anders Lasson
     
  14. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    WA...
    Yep, I have 370 TX on my bass and they have a very nice clear sound,they bow better then permanents, Spirocores and Superflexibles "for me on my bass". The sustain in pizz though is extreme [I like this], and they have a much smoother sound over all then Spirocores and Superflexibles.
     
  15. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    Corellis are some of the easiest to bow strings out there, and I think you'll find that the response is much faster and much smoother with the corellis. They're not for everything though. As a predominantly orchestral player, they didn't really fit my needs sound wise, but if I had a solo bass, I wouldn't think twice about using them on that.
     
  16. Is the lower sound volume the problem or is it the tone quality? What in the tone quality does not fit with the orchestra playing?

    I would love to have a "cello-like" arco tone for my bass. How does the Corelli fit that wish?

    Best regards,

    Anders Lasson
     
  17. Alex Scott

    Alex Scott

    May 8, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I think the general American Orchestral Player may be different than his European Counterpart.

    I really enjoy the medium 370's for their "Cello-like" more like screaming bass sound, easy to play and able to play with very low string height.

    I have not tried the heavier gauge forte strings, but think they may be different.
     
  18. shwashwa

    shwashwa

    Aug 30, 2003
    NJ
    i have 3 basses, each with a different gauge correlli on them, so i have all 3 gauges. i love them all. you can hear the pizz of the mediums on the talk bass sampler page. that's my main bass for jazz and classical. the meduiums do it all for me on that bass, but that bass likes lower tension strings. i have the heavy gauge on another bass and they're perfect for that bass. the mediums wouldnt cut it there. that bass needs a stiffer string, but the stiffer corelli (and thicker diameter) is still very easy to bow and has a great pizz. they heavy strings are on a low end bass, and people always compliment me on the tone. easy to pizz and bow. people who dont like them generally have a problem with the thin diameter... but there are 3 gauges...i think if you have an idea of what tensions would work best for your bass, then there would be a corelli to match your needs.
     
  19. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    I suppose if you'd like a brighter and more cello like sound they would be fine for that. Volume output was a bit of a problem because the strings don't have enough meat to dig into in certain situations. They're great strings though and I'd be more than happy to use them again if I had the chance.
     
  20. shwashwa

    shwashwa

    Aug 30, 2003
    NJ
    again, if you need more meat try the heavier gauge... btw, my mediums sound very dark under the bow.