String identification

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by estesbass, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. estesbass


    Dec 6, 2004
    Nashville, TN
    Here's the mystery strings:
    The tailpiece end wrapping is red with black stripes. The peg head colors are green (E), black (A), red (D), and brown (G). Any ideas what these strings are?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Yep. Pirastro Obligatos. Orchestra pitch.
  3. Samie


    Dec 13, 2000
    Madrid, Spain
    Here is another one, easier since I know the brand. I just need to know if the are weich or orchestra.

    Red linning bottom and top. huge silve balls at the tailend side.

  4. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    The Weichs have a purple silk at the peg.
    For Thomastik strings, the silk color at the tailpiece tells the brand (Spiros=red, Superflexibles=blue,Dominant=purple,Precision=black), and the peg color tells the gauge. (yellow=solo, weich=purple, the same color as the tailpiece says regular)