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Strings for Double Bass:
Strings for 1/2 and 1/4 size basses
Corelli 350A 1/2 SIZE Upright Bass Strings
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These strings (in their 3/4 size incarnation) are my personal favorite for my own particular double bass needs -- but that doesn't mean they are perfect for you. I like them for their versatility and articulate sound. These are not your Daddy's doghouse bass string... unlike the more typical and earlier string types, these have an edge to their attack, rather than the traditional blunter attack. Physically, they are thinner in gauge when compared to other strings using the typical Light/Medium/Heavy sort of measurement scheme. I also find them to be more flexible, less stiff, so I can really dig in. I have hand/nerve problems so I prefer a string that responds more easily and with less effort. They can be bright, especially initially, but calm down after play. They are also very easy to bow. I have used them sucessfully with magnetic pickups. The next paragraph is some of the marketing stuff from Corelli:
Essential discoveries in specific materials like sophisticated rope cores and specially treated high-tech metals, give these strings their exclusive characteristics. They are the result of several innovating technologies applied to their composition and winding process. Their thinner gauge allows a very bright sounding and great playing easiness. The high precision of their diameter, obtained thanks to computerised techniques of polishing and gauging, offer a perfect tuning accuracy. The 350 orchestra strings benefit from the Tungsten technology thanks to which the strings are thinner than the usual ones, easy to play, and much more brilliant.
Did I mention they are made in France by Savarez, and that Francois Rabbath was involved in their development?
- not your Daddy's doghouse bass string
- distinct edge to their attack
- low tension
- Tungsten technology
- easy to bow
- initially bright
Bob's STRING CHANGING INSTRUCTIONS are included with every string order!
Get a preview from my on line FAQ: CHANGING STRINGS ON YOUR UPRIGHT BASS
|Important Notice regarding Low E Corelli strings from the back of their packaging for that string (only):"In mounting the string be careful that the metal-wrapped portion (not covered with silk) does not go around the tuning peg. This could lead to damage and eventually break the string..."
If you have a conventional, normal sized acoustic 1/4 or 1/2 size bass and the wound area goes around the peg, it may break. This has only affected perhaps out of one hundred installs with the 3/4 size basses, and I've never had a problem reported with 1/4 or 1/2 size sets. On the other hand, if you have an unusual bass that does not have the usual afterlength (distance from bridge to tailpiece) or have small, electric bass style tuners with small rollers, you are rolling the dice - if it breaks under those circumstances I cannot get credit from Corelli for a return. Therefore, you may want to check the E string, first, before installing the set; we will take a return of a set if they are uninstalled and within ten days of receipt if you have a concern; as always, you must contact us before any returns.
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Here is what some of our customers think about this product:
I just received the Corelli bass strings an hour ago and I love them. Actually, I might be in love with them. I'm already researching TN state laws to see if I can legally marry them. They are installed on a '41 Kay M1 that I use for Bluegrass. Perfect strings for that purpose. Clear, distinct, quick attack, punch and I can play as hard as I want without distortion. I don't slap often, but they are even good for that due to their lesser tension. I replaced a set of LaBella Rope Core and those have been my choice for fifteen years. You really should try and market the Corellis to the Bluegrass market. They are unheard of there, and are perfect for that type music. And thanks for the fast shipping and easy buying experience.