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Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by JAS, Jul 26, 2012.
Is the core materiel of the Animas still "silk?" What is the source of the silk?
I'm going to go out on a limb and say...silk worms.
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.
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.
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?