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Please, need help ID Pirastro Flexocor

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by cafebasso, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Please, need help ID Pirastro Flexocor


    I bought these about 15 years ago and found yet...
    These are Pirastro Flexocor but which one?

    before 91
    mistake 92

    The silk at the tailpiece is red-ruby with small black, the pegbox ends are Pirastro orchestra colored ,

  2. eerbrev


    Dec 6, 2009
    Ottawa, ON, CAN
    Pirastro's got a hazy history and has renamed strings and re-silked strings a few times. I hope someone can help you. I know they used the name "Eudoxa" for a steel string at one point, maybe this is it?

    best of luck,

  3. Mmm, I've never seen Flexocors with this color scheme.
    The sole Pirastro brand that comes to mind is the "Jazz Bass" set which was very short-lived and had some kind of red silk at the tailpiece.
    I had a set about 30 years ago, but I don't remember if there was a black ring near the ball, sorry.
  4. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I think the steel Eudoxas are now called "Original Flat Chrome" and have white silk with purple spirals. Not sure if they always did or not.

    The ruby in these silks in a dead ringer for Flexicore 92s, but I don't think they had the black band.

    I'm 0-2 today on string IDs and as I said in the other thread...I love this game.
  5. I still have an old Flexocore high C string (several years before 91), but this string has no black silk before the ball end, only the red silk everywhere.
    On the ball end sides you can read "HS" on one side and "1" on the other. But this is a high C string which is rather unusual.
    I don't have the other strings from this set since this was a bit lower tension replacement for a high C Spirocore which had too much tension for my taste when I got the instrument.

    I think you best contact Adrian Müller at Pirastro to check your string with him.
  6. Indeed.
    It's info@pirastro.com by the way.
  7. could it be flexocor solo?
  8. No, its flexocor orchestra, but i don't know which one / year

    i bought these just new, sealed,
    played about 2 month and changed later to solo set and forgot for 15 years...

    i was looking for a long time for a good setup and found these in the stringsbox,
    all 4 are just great strings for my present bass,

    so i would like to buy the same strings
  9. Guys,

    Thanks for your prompt and informative responses,
    i'll send an email to Pirastro soon and will post the answer later
  10. To inform the rest of us, what are the differences between the pre and post 92 sets?
  11. The pre are still made and are now called Original Flexocore (but not my high C, maybe on request).
    I don't know what happened in between, but I think the customers were not happy with the new ones and the formula was changed to the (post)92 Flexocore.
  12. Got it,

    The string is a Flexocor called "new version Flexocor".
    The black ring silk on the tailpiece was wound in 91-93 to indicate that this is the new version.
  13. So they are Flexocor '92s made when they launched them at that time.
    The previous Flexocors were renamed Original Flexocors, and their silk color changed to purple.