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For Sale Pirastro Carlos Henriquez Chorda Gut Strings *BRAND NEW FULL SET*

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings, & Accessories' started by conner5833, Jun 24, 2017.


  1. conner5833

    conner5833 Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    New York City
    Price:
    550
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Hello all,

    I'm selling a full set of brand new, unused Pirastro Carlos Henriquez Chorda Gut Strings. These are incredible jazz strings, and they seem to be fairly hard to find nowadays. The G and D are plain gut, while the A and E are silver wrapped gut.

    The strings are unused, and have never been out of their packaging. I've used a different set of them before, however, and I love the strings, but no longer use them because I've started to play more classical.

    I'm located in the greater Boston area and could do the sale either locally or ship. Please inbox me on Talkbass if you're interested, have questions, etc.

    As a reference, a new set of these goes for $625 at Gollihur Music [Pirastro Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings, Chorda Carlos Henriquez Strings at Gollihur Music - Double Bass, Upright Bass, String Bass Specialists].

    Thanks so much!
     

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  2. robinunit

    robinunit Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2010
    Boston
    I love these strings. They were my go to set but Chorda stopped shipping them stateside. I've emailed Pirastro several times about available sets and no response. Gollihur site lists 1-3 week wait time IF they are available. This is a great deal.
     
  3. MikeDavis81

    MikeDavis81

    May 24, 2012
    New York City
    I'm interested. Will pm
     
  4. how long do they last? I bought a set of Obligato's and they lasted a whole 2 months before unwinding while I was on tour... kinda salted my taste for the gut thing. But I think Carlos Henriquez's sound is one of the best in jazz so I'm definitely interested.
     
  5. conner5833

    conner5833 Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    New York City
    In my experience they last much longer than that. If you oil them fairly frequently, and understand that the sound will get a bit duller (as with any strings), they'd probably last around a year, perhaps a little more or a little less depending on use. That's just an estimate, I haven't had these strings on my bass for that length of time.
     
  6. robinunit

    robinunit Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2010
    Boston
    Should last you longer than a year if you oil them, cut the hairs (don't let them unwind) and detune them after playing can help.