What strings come with an Englehardt ES-1?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by ctcruiser, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. ctcruiser


    Jan 16, 2005
    West Haven, CT
    I finally bit the bullet and decided to buy my first DB. I ordered a lefty Engelhardt ES-1 from a local luthier I met via Gollihur's links page.

    What kind of strings does Engelhardt use for the ES-1?

    I want to play pizz Jazz with a little arco classical (80/20).

    In looking at the various threads regarding strings, I am torn between Obligatos, Spirocores, Superflexibles, and D'Addario Hybrids.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    If a local luthier is setting it up, he'll probably give you some say in the strings that come on it.

    I liked Obligatos best on my Engelhardt. The basses start a little bright, so the tubbiness of the Obli helps out.
  3. Jazzman


    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    The Engelhardt basses come with Labella (ropecore?) strings? They are playable, but I would suggest changing them as soon as you can. If you are playing a mix of arco and pizz (or even solely pizz), I would suggest the Pirastro Flat Chromesteel.