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Low tension, bright string suggestions

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Looking to buy a set of strings, something growly and reasonably bright... suggestions much appreciated. I thought Spirocore lights maybe?

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I’ve just ordered some Spiro Solos but tuning them to normal orchestra pitch which comes in a little under the tension of the lights

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I have Zyex on atm, but I used to have innovation golden slaps on before, so nothing similar to compare with in terms of brightness.

I really like them anyway. 

 

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What kind of DB are you using?  I ask because when I tried Spiro weichs on my Duke, they didn't sound very bright at all. They were very rootsy sounding. Spiro mediums are reportedly brighter but even they didn't brighten up the bass...lol. The mediums are surprisingly less tension on the Duke compared to how they felt on my cheap hybird.

As always, strings sound different on different basses.

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2 hours ago, TPJ said:

What kind of DB are you using?  I ask because when I tried Spiro weichs on my Duke, they didn't sound very bright at all. They were very rootsy sounding. Spiro mediums are reportedly brighter but even they didn't brighten up the bass...lol. The mediums are surprisingly less tension on the Duke compared to how they felt on my cheap hybird.

As always, strings sound different on different basses.

I have a Michael Poller bass which I believe is Romanian which currently has innovation Honeys, I have Spiros on a old Boosey and Hawkes and its just night and day.... Lots of volume and projection.

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Growly & bright just about sums up the Spiros. I have the weichs/lights and they're friggin awesome, definitely worth considering if you can try some.

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Picked up a set of new Helicore Hybrid Lights really, really cheap. Certainly cheap enough to take a punt. I haven’t really read anything much about them so keeping an open mind!

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Hey Stevie,

Funny enough, I just put Zyexes Light on my Michael Poller and must say I'm really happy with them. I have an electric bass with steel strings, so I didn't need a very bright sounding double bass, but at the same I was still hoping for some midrange and got all that I wanted. 

In terms of playability, in my limited double bass experience, they feel very easy and soft, certainly different world comparing to Helicored Medium.

How are you liking your Helicores Light?

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On 28/03/2018 at 19:13, shamrock198804 said:

Hey Stevie,

Funny enough, I just put Zyexes Light on my Michael Poller and must say I'm really happy with them. I have an electric bass with steel strings, so I didn't need a very bright sounding double bass, but at the same I was still hoping for some midrange and got all that I wanted. 

In terms of playability, in my limited double bass experience, they feel very easy and soft, certainly different world comparing to Helicored Medium.

How are you liking your Helicores Light?

 

+1 for Zyex strings.  I’m currently using a light set but with a medium E and it all balances out perfectly.

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On 09/04/2018 at 21:17, Jimryan said:

 

+1 for Zyex strings.  I’m currently using a light set but with a medium E and it all balances out perfectly.

The Zyex lights are indeed light and low tension but still sound growly and great. They bow pretty well too. I think they’re great. 

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