Velvet Compas 180 Double Bass Strings have excellent arco response and are designed for orchestral tuning. The use of up-to-date textile fibers makes the strings particularly elastic, producing a full, rich, open sound. The pizzicato is strong with long sustain. Velvet Compas 180 Double Bass Strings respond perfectly to the harmonics, which are crystal-clear. They require no change in playing technique by the instrumentalist, while opening up new possibilities in terms of sound, tone, and modulation. Compas 180 are thinner strings, but are very close in diameter to regular metal strings. Indicated for arco playing, they have an Inox winding instead of copper that makes the bow grab better the string. Nowadays we are seeing lots of jazz players who do arco work using the Compas 180s as hybrid strings.
- Velvet Compas 180’s are a great hybrid sting
- Crystal-clear harmonics
- Thin, flexible, silk-core string
- Tension-25 Kgs per string
- All 4 Compas 180 strings have Inox (stainless steel) windings
Upton Bass is a double bass specialty company located in Mystic, Connecticut. We are ready to offer advice and answer any questions you have regarding your double bass, strings for your double bass, or related topics. Any questions? Email Sales@UptonBass.com or call our shop at +1 (860) 535-9399 Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.