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Prestoflex Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by uomocane, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Brian DeJesus

    Brian DeJesus

    May 25, 2014
    Buffalo, NY
    I had the light strings. never tried spirocore, but the prestos u can get some punch. Harmonics really sing on them too.
  2. But Francois describes the Balance series, not the Prestoflex. Just to make it clear, he did say it was for the Balance series.
    BTW, colors for main and spiral are exchanged for the Light version. (Medium: orange main silkwith blue spiral, Light: Blue main silk with orange spiral)

    For Prestoflex
    From Jonas website Kontrabassatelier.de - strings:
    • set EADG heavy 3/4 - ivory yarn at tailpiece, black at peg end
    • set EADG light 3/4 - ivory yarn at tailpiece, light blue at peg end
    You can switch to English at the top of every page.
  3. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    Thanks, I had not noticed that the Prestoflex and Presto Balance were two separate lines. We've received some samples of what I thought were the presto/eurosonic orchestra strings. Just wanted wanted to confirm. I do in fact have a set that's black with an orange spiral, and one that's orange with a black spiral. Sorry to derail the discussion from the PrestoFLEX.

  4. So, you got the Balance Orchestra in medium and light.
    But you always can look at Jonas website that I mentioned before.
  5. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    Yes, I did look at the website first, but it does not give good descriptions of the windings on the balance series. These strings appeared on my bench with no description of who made them or where they came from. JR's website has hardly any information as well. I've gotten the information I need though! Thanks everyone.
  6. Black with orange spiral could be Jazzicato Tungsten if the surface is dark.
    (BTW, Jazzicato and Jazzicato Tungsten are the same for G and D. Only A and E are different.)

    You are right, Jonas was a bit inconsequent in his descriptions, even on Presto Strings
    I will write him that he should update the Colour codes in the future.
  7. @PaulCannon did you have lights or mediums? I’m interested in trying these strings. I would be interested in something that sounds and feels like Spiro Weich only that bows more easily.
  8. Medium Prestoflex are rather high tension I was told by the developer of the strings. As a replacement for Spiro Weich, even the lights might have more tension than 4/4 Spiro Weich.
    For most players the Prestoflex lights would be the better choice I was told.
    DaveAceofBass likes this.
  9. What is the difference between Prestoflex and Presto Balance Hybrids?
  10. jonas


    Dec 9, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main/Germany
    Kontrabass-Atelier, Lando Music (Germany), "Das Kontrabass-Buch"
    Technically speaking, the Prestoflex and Balance strings use differently braided core material. The Prestoflex core is braided similar to brands like Spirocore or Helicore. The Prestoflex's sound has more dominant mids.
    DaveAceofBass likes this.

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