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What Low C (extended E) string will match my otherwise gut setup?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by john_murchison, Nov 7, 2018.


  1. john_murchison

    john_murchison

    Dec 1, 2010
    I play plain gut D and G (Gamut) and for years have been matching with A and E Velvet Animas. However on my bass with extension, the Low C Anima has broken a couple times within 6 months of putting it on. I feel like I need a longer-lasting string.

    What are my other options for solid low C strings that would work with a gut-centric setup? The only option I see immediately is the 250-dollar Eudoxa low C ...
     
  2. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    You probably meant to post this on the DB side.
     
  3. I've already asked the mod to move it.
     
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  4. Reiska

    Reiska Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Hi, if I recall Animas come with 1 year warranty. Don`t know whats the situation nowadays but Velvet customer service is known for working really well. If I were to replace a Anima ext E for durability reasons I`d go straight to Spiro or Evah weich.
     
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  5. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    Try Evah weich on the C and A string or maybe Evah weich long c and Evah slap a. You’ll have to experiment
     
  6. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    KC Strings
    The Obligato C is pretty good and pretty affordable. The Kaplan is very dark sounding and would probably mate well with guts. I like the Evah Weich or the Spirocore Mittel and the latter is almost a ‘forever’ string. I replaced one with 8 years of use and other than sounding dead, it is intact. The Spirocore is stiffer than the others.
     
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  7. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    for a forever string under guts I would do spiro weich long C but then you would have to figure out what A string to use
     

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