Pirastro: Evah Pirazzi Gold Double Bass Strings – All Synthetic


These are the Evah Pirazzi Slap set, with synthetic strings throughout, including the D and G.

“Evah Pirazzi Slap Double Bass Strings were designed especially for Rockabilly and Slap bass players by the famous slap bassist, Nicolas Dubouchet.”

Pirastro is marketing them as a SLAP set and how WRONG they have it.  They’re not a great slap set – but these are great strings! Think more Carlos Enriquez OLD SCHOOL JAZZ. If you have to call them slap, its Milt Hinton and the like…but don’t call them slap…at least not rockabilly.


“The NEW Evah Pirazzi Slap Double Bass String – Fully Synthetic by Pirastro. Be among the first to play this exciting new set that was designed especially for Rockabilly and Slap bass players by the famous French slap bassist, Nicolas Dubouchet.”

…and when you think of Rockabilly, don’t you first think of France?

We kid – Mr. Dubouchet is pretty rockin’ but we’ve found these strings to be better suited for traditional jazz and roots. This is the fully synthetic version, an excellent low-maintenance consistent gut-feel string. They’ve really done their homework to deliver an affordable string with a classic Paul Chambers and Charles Mingus sound.

Just don’t expect Lee Rocker to use them. Or Jack Hanlon. Our own Jack Hanlon has played and installed every string we list and more and is our resident sla[p double bass rockabilly champion: “I think these are a better choice for Jazz bassists looking for an affordable and more easily sourced Eudoxa set like the Carlos Henriquez set. The tension for fast rockabilly slap is a bit too high, I prefer a lighter tension like the Clef Guts.

The Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building Award-Winning Custom Double Basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world-class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit stringrepair.com

We here at Upton Bass are ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact us with any questions!

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