Pirastro Flexocor Double Bass Strings are especially suited for Arco playing, as they have that typical warm orchestra sound and a short sustain. They are constructed of a high-tensile rope core made from carbon steel which is wound with chrome steel. Pirastro Flexocor Double Bass Strings have a quick response, and are instantly playable and stable. These double bass strings offer high flexibility and a large, non-metallic tone. These strings are Pirastro’s reformulated version of the Original Flexocor and offer a warm, strong sound.
This set is available in Soft/Dunn, Medium/Mittel, Heavy/Stark tension or Solo Tuning. Medium tension is recommended for most players. PLEASE MAKE YOUR STRING SELECTION IN THE CUSTOMIZATION TAB ABOVE BEFORE ADDING THE ITEM TO 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 Flexocore Double Bass Strings are a little more rubbery under the bow than the Originals. They are more forgiving for a player whose doesn’t enjoy the harshness of the Original. With my bowing ability, these Flexocor strings are probably my favorite of the three varieties. They are similar to Thomastik Belcanto, which is a string I really love.
- Rope core steel strings
- Especially suitable for arco
- Typical warm orchestra sound
- Short sustain
Pirastro 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.