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String Identification

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by mikejdexter, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. mikejdexter


    Jul 9, 2009
    I recently broke an E string. I have a number of old used single strings. I found one which had an E string thickness. Put it on---sounds absolutely great! Both for arco and pizz. Plenty of 'growl' which I like.
    Can anybody identify what make the string it is? See photo. The tailpiece winding is orange and the peg-head winding is a dark blue'ish/ Mystery Double Bass String.JPG purple colour. Thanks for your help.
  2. Michael Glynn

    Michael Glynn

    Feb 25, 2004
    Looks like Pirastro Jazzer, but the peg end should be dark green.
  3. Ditto.
    Maybe the dark green turned to dark blue with time?
  4. mikejdexter


    Jul 9, 2009
    Had another look at the peg head winding colour--defiantly dark blue'ish / purple colour. Not a hint of green.
  5. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    It looks and sounds like a Jazzer to me too.
  6. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    post a photo of the peg end
  7. mikejdexter


    Jul 9, 2009
    Here is a photo of the unidentified string. P1030298.JPG
  8. SamuelHarris

    SamuelHarris Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Detroit MI USA
    Definitely not a Pirastro jazzer headstock. I'm stumped! The tailpiece end really looks like a Jazzer E though.
  9. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I'm not sure what I'm looking at in the headstock. The Navy/Royal windings seem to be to the A-G strings. I'm not sure that I'm seeing the E-String winding.

    The tail piece is interesting too. What type of bass is this?

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