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Pirastro Obligatos o.k. for Rockabilly?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Andrew_S., Jul 8, 2002.

  1. Andrew_S.


    Jul 24, 2001
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Okay, I'm admitting here that I don't want to drop $100 bucks on some strings that are going to fray and break right off the bat (which I've heard Obligatos sometimes do without ample use of graphite on the bridge and nut). However, I've also heard (read) nothing but good about these.

    My question is to any Rockabilly musicians around here. Are these any goof for rockabilly slap? I really like steel (and if I'm not mistaken, Obligatos are a steel hybrid correct?) strings so I want to stick with them.

    Can anyone help out here? :)
  2. Buddy Lee

    Buddy Lee

    May 5, 2002
    Check out the message board at
    There've been several threads about Obligatos.
    Slaphappyswingster seems to like 'em a lot.