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Pirastro Jazzer vs. Helicore

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by mikeln, Mar 10, 2004.


  1. I've searched the forums and read the newbie stuff...
    but I would like anyone here to chime in on the Pirastro Jazzer strings in a Jazz/Big Band setting (very little arco...and amp). And anyone who can supply specific comparisons to Helicore Pizz or Hybrids (which I've been using for a long time) would be greatly appreciated!

    (I would like to get this information in one thread! Then maybe get it added to the newbie links).
     
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    I'm not sure you'll get much difference as they're the same kind of string, with a bright tone and long sustain.
    I don't care for Helicores, except maybe the orchestrals, and I love Pirastros, so I'd choose the Jazzers if I wanted that kind of tone, but that's just my opinion, and it's very subjective!
    If you're happy with the Hybrids, why change?
    If you're not happy with them, what is the problem?