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What strings do I have?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Basso Profoundo, Feb 26, 2003.


  1. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    Just picked up an EUB and the seller said it had spirocores on it. The ball end is red and the peg end is four different colors(a different color on each string).

    Does this ring a bell for anyone?

    Thanks
     
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    These are not Spiros.
    Spiros mediums have red silk at the four peg-ends too.
    To determine the strings you have, note the four peg-end silk colours and try the string ID applet:

    http://www.quinnviolins.com/stringidfier.htm

    Also be careful to see if there's a different colour stripe over the ball-end silk.
    For instance the Obligatos have a black spiral over red silk.
    Pirastro's peg-end silk colour code is:

    G - Brown
    D - Red
    A - Black
    E - Green

    HTH!
     
  3. I can remember but the Spiro solos are either Red at the ball and yellow in the box or red at the ball and different colors in the box.
     
  4. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Spiros all have the red silk at the ball-end.
    Solos have yellow silk at the peg, and Weichs is purple.
    I don't remember how the Stark gauge is coded though.
    Chris?
     
  5. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Stark has green thread at the peg. The strings he mentioned could be Pirastro Flexocor.
     
  6. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Thanks.
    Could be Flexocor, if we agree that ruby is red.
     
  7. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    If you have red balls, and multi-colored pegs, they might be Super-Sensitives.
    Do your balls look like donuts, or spheres with two little flat sides?
     
  8. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    Sorry I haven't gotten back sooner, they look more like donuts. I will check the peg-end colors.
     
  9. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    This is a BSX Allegro and the stock strings are Super Sensitive Red Labels, that was my concern. The seller said they were Spiros and I want to go back to him and tell him they are not if that is the case.
    It wouldn't be such an issue if strings weren't so pricey.
     
  10. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    The peg -end colors are as follows.
    E- Yellow
    A- Blue
    D- Grey
    G- Green
     
  11. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    The Quinn string ID applet confirms that they're Super sensitive Red Labels.
    Anyway, Spiros peg-ends all have the same colour in a given set, so they're discarded right form the start.
     
  12. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    Thanks guys, the seller is sending me a new set of strings.
     
  13. Monte

    Monte

    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    He should. You can get a better sound than red labels with kite string.:rolleyes:

    Monte
     
  14. lowjoe1

    lowjoe1

    Feb 3, 2011
    tennessee
    "Do your balls look like donuts, or spheres with two little flat sides?"

    That's getting kind of personal, don't you think?
     
  15. Basso Profoundo

    Basso Profoundo Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Indiana
    Did it take you 9 years to think of that?:D
     
  16. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Comedic timing at its best!