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New Kolstein string

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by oystein, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. oystein


    Sep 15, 2001
    Norway, Leikong
    Just read in the 2xbasslist about a new Kolstein string soon to be released. It's supposed to be a Perlon core string with the growling sustain of spirocore but with a rich and mellow bowed tone. Does anybody know anything about this string? I have sent an email to Barrie but due to time lag, I guess he has not read it yet.

    I liked the arco quality of the Varicors but found them to dull when playing pizz.

    regards Oystein-Norway
  2. oystein


    Sep 15, 2001
    Norway, Leikong
    I think they must be the old version. I bought mine in 98 I guess. Have they been modified since then?
  3. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Barrie has been constantly improving them.
    However, if you don't rename or release the "improved" string under a new name, I think this can be confusing for customers, as they don't know about the changes and, worse, may end up with a string that doesn't sound the same as the one they bought a year or two before, and may dislike it.
    I'm going to try these new perlon core strings for sure! :)