Please Compare: Spiro Mittle, Weich, & Superflex solo

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Whit Townsend, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Anyone played them all?
    Please give opionions as to:
    1: Tension
    2. Volume
    3. Flexability
    4. Slappability

    This is a fairly new Roma Ply from bassesonline. Came w/Helicore Orch Meds. I played Nils on an old Kay for years, but the top fell and I've had to replace her. Tried Nils on this bass, too quiet. Put the Helicore Orch back on. Decent thump & vol for Bluegrass, but I've decided I need Spiro Mittles for the best acoustic pizz sound on this one.
    But then,
    I recently got a gig with a band that plays rockabilly/hillbilly and I'm gonna have to slap some, and play thru an amp. I might even add a mag pickup instead of my old BP100.
    Wanna keep steels but need a little flex. Need something eaiser to slap than Mittles but still keep a good strong pizz tone for when I play bluegrass.
    I've narrowed it down to these three.
    a)Thomastick Superflexible Solos tuned to regular EADG
    C) Suck it up and play the Mittles.
    What would you guys do?
    To simplify, lets limit discussion to these 3, or at least steels if you must recc an alternative.
    No Obligatos, Euros, Gut, Super Silvers, etc.

  2. charlespf

    charlespf Guest

    Oct 21, 2007
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Spirocore solos or perhaps Weichs might be a good bet for you.
    It'll probably be tough to play acoustic a lot with the solos, but they're very low tension, and have a full (not loud) pizz tone.
  3. Thanks Charles.
    Are Sprirocore Solos the same string as Superflexable Solos?

    I guess Weiches may be a good compromise if the Solos are just too quiet to play bluegrass on. The Supernils had a nice warm tone on this bass, they just didn't project, to the player anyway. Had trouble hearing myself acoustically with them. I would hope that the Solos, or at least the Weiches would be a good bit louder.
  4. Ordered a set of Tomastick Superfexable Solos today.
    Will report on how well they solved my problem in a week or two.
  5. Hey Whit, who all you playing with?

    Oops, I wouldn`t know them anyway, looks like you`ve moved way out of LA.
  6. Hi Paul! Yep, I moved to the other end of the State back last Feb.
    Nothing regular, trying to put a Rockabilly/Hillybilly thing together right now with a guy who plays a big ole Gretsch 6120 hollowbody & Twin Reverb, hoping it'll work out.
    Good to hear from you.

  7. Superflex solos on today.
    Intial impressions are are great, nice soft tension.
    Vol seems better than the Helicore Orch meds I took off.
    More bass, better sustain.
    THe next big bluegrass jam will tel the whole tale.
    Plugged in to the SWR WM 12.
    Pretty natural even tone. Plnty of click for hte slap.
    THink I'm gonna like em really well.