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What does "Quintenstimmung" mean?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by ric426, Jan 26, 2005.


  1. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    While looking through the Spirocore string charts on the Thomastik web site I noticed several listings for "Kontrabass Quintenstimmung", with the strings tuned A D G1 C1. Can anyone enlighten this newbie as to what that refers to?
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Quinte = fifth
    Stimmung = tuning

    Quintenstimmung = tuning in fifths
     
  3. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Ah, that makes sense. And to think that I spoke fluent German as a kid. You can forget a lot in 40 years.
    So that set must be what's referred to as the "Red Mitchell" Spirocores. Another brief glimmer of comprehension...
    Thanks for the translation.
     
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