Pirastro Original Flexocor Double Bass Strings are one of the most popular double bass strings for orchestral playing. These double bass strings provide a powerful, warm sound that is especially suitable for Arco. Pirastro Original Flexocor Double Bass Strings are constructed of a high-tensile rope core made from carbon steel which is wound with chrome steel. Pirastro Original Flexocor Double Bass Strings are instantly playable, stable, and have a quick response. This creates a string that is outstanding for Arco, especially when played with a powerful and heavy bowing arm. The sound is powerful with great projection, brilliant with a short sustain, and has a big tone volume.
This set is available in Medium tension or Extended E ($330.00 – a full set WITH the Extended E, substituting the regular E). PLEASE MAKE YOUR STRING SELECTION IN THE CUSTOMIZATION TAB ABOVE BEFORE PLACING THE ITEM IN YOUR CART.
Pirastro now makes three variations of Flexocore strings: Flexocor (reformulated from the original in 1992), Flexocor Originals (THE original, with a higher tension than Flexocor), and Flexocor Deluxe. Can’t decide which Flexocor best suits you? Contact the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399 for questions and specialized advice.
Gary’s Thoughts: Pirastro Original Flexocor Double Bass Strings are a classic unto themselves. If you want this string, you already know why. This is the professional orchestra players string, in fact, it is the string choice of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This string is not forgiving (even a bit of a risky choice for some) but for the player who knows it, it is exactly what they want.
- Rope core steel strings
- Especially suitable for arco
- Brilliant sound
- Short sustain
Pirastro Original Flexocor Color Codes:
Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at email@example.com or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.