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Pirastro Evah Pirazzi G string issue

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Reuven Holzer, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Just this week I replaced my old strings on the up right Bass with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi (Orchestral gauge).
    after two days I find that the G string is less stable than the three others.
    When in long Legato (8/8 in 60 quarters per minute) the string becomes "scratchy" (sound becomes like "scratching") and some times losses its tune. Especially when I apply more pressure on the bow.
    My experience is with "Spirocore" strings. This is the first time I use a synthetic core string.
    Is there is any one who used Evah pirazzi strings in the past or today - and can shed some light over this issue.
  2. wathaet


    May 27, 2007
    Don’t press, nice free bowspeed.
    Make sure to have very solid left hand contact.
    Possibly have a look at the soundpost.
    IMO with the orch gauge, you could look at a slightly higher saddle for lower tension on the top.
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  3. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    I’ve heard of that happening with evahs. You just gotta break in the string.

    Each set of strings requires a slightly different touch so you have to adapt to the string a little when you try something new. Which is why I wanna stop changing them...
  4. It's worse with the medium gauge I think.
    They're more rigid and take more time breaking in.
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