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Velvet Anima Core

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by JAS, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. JAS


    Jul 3, 2001
    Is the core materiel of the Animas still "silk?" What is the source of the silk?
  2. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say...silk worms.

  3. JAS


    Jul 3, 2001
    Are they really silk though or some kind of synthetic silk?

    Has Velvet disclosed the source of their synthetic core for the Blue strings or any of their other strings?

    It would be nice to know the process by which they go about making this silk core for the Animas and what it's exact source is.
  4. JAS


    Jul 3, 2001
    Some dealers are calling the Animas "synthetic gut."

    From Upton Bass (see last sentence "Probably one of the better synthetic gut Double Bass Strings on the market.")...

    Anima Double Bass Strings by Velvet of Switzerland
    Metal (semi-round) wound with a core of long lasting gut-like material. This gut-like core material of the Anima Double Bass Stings offer a well-balanced tone and unique range. Anima Double Bass Strings have impressive audibility in all registers. Anima's are ideal for bassists looking to play both pizzicato or arco and do slap quite well. Anima Upright Bass Strings are very dark, quick to respond, deep, yet have good sustain and still growl.
    Suitable for playing styles: Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass, Roots, Rockabilly
    *At Upton Bass we like to think of Anima as animal... and animal makes us think gut. Probably one of the better synthetic gut Double Bass Strings on the market.

  5. davpal


    May 19, 2006
    Lambertville, NJ
    The Velvet website says all their strings have a silk core except the Blues... the Compas 180's have "textile fibers" so perhaps they mix something with the silk strands?

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