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Solo Strings with C Extension

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by PRUNEFACE, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Does anyone have any recommendations for a solo tuning string that can be used with a C Extension? I would also be using it with orchestral tuning, which makes it more difficult. I am currently considering custom strings if that is the only way for both of these difficulties to be addressed.
    I know TI makes Spirocores with an F#/D string available. Is there anything else off the shelf? If not, what are your recommendations for custom strings?
  2. Co.


    Sep 10, 2006
    There is a Velvet Compas 180 suit C/E string. The Compas 180 suit can be played in solo and orchestral tuning.
  3. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    I used the Spirocore extended F# for many months. I had to switch between orchestral and solo tuning frequently, and it worked well enough for me. It kinda sounds like a laser when you put it on, but I didn't find it to be offensively bright. I was mixing it with the Belcanto solos which also work well when in orchestral tuning.
  4. It looks like Super Sensitive makes an F# Extension string with their "Supreme" set... Anyone have any experience with this? My teacher loves their strings (on his bass, which he emphasises) but I can't find anything on their extension-friendly solo strings.

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