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Strings for Double BassStrings for 3/4 and 4/4 size Basses

Pirastro Oliv Wound Gut Upright Bass Strings (Olive)

         Manufactured by: Pirastro

Continental US - larger items may carry a partial shipping charge to AK, HI and PR
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Pirastro Oliv:
We've been fielding requests to add Oliv strings for quite a while, and they're finally here! The Oliv is a natural gut string wound in chrome steel (as opposed to the Eudoxa, which are wound in sterling silver). They have a strong, thick pizzicato tone with a quick decay and short sustain. Because of this, Jazz players after "the gut sound" might prefer the Eudoxas, which have a more jazz-friendly sustain character.

The Olivs are certainly bowable, but require a bit more bow pressure than other strings. They produce a dark, warm sound under the bow.

It's quite common to mix the Oliv G (and sometimes D) with other strings. We do sell the strings individually, as well as in sets - see the graphic, above!

Pirastro says:
  • dark and strong sound
  • big tonal volume
  • high pressure on the bow

They offer them in ¾/full size and at one gauge only, Medium. All strings have white with green spiral thread at the tailpiece, and the following colors at the headstock: High C=violet, G=brown, D=red, A=black, E=green, Low B=yellow.



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