Garbo. Recommendation: Jazz Bass.
Garbo strings have the widest
diameter and the highest proportion of silk core to
copper winding of the velvet bass string sets.
Providing big volume and a dark sound, these strings
are the ones recommended for jazz and bluegrass pizz
players. Tension is 25 kg per string.
Garbo light are ideal for slap
techniques or for instruments with thinner tops that
may need the lower tension at 23 Kg per string.
Garbo G gut is a set for those
who would like a true gut G string. The G string is
of high quality European made gut. The other 3
strings include a light D and regular A and E
The silk core highlights the
particular frequencies which enable the acoustic
instrument to hold its own - even against drums. The
sound is especially distinctive for the lower-middle
frequency range, offering rich harmonics that are
clear and assertive with the familiar "kick" as the
note begins. Garbo strings can produce a fullness of
tone and penetration which is simply unbeatable.
Velvet Anima. Recommendation: Jazz Bass
strings have a smaller diameter than the Garbo. They
have more articulation, more sustain and respond
better to the bow. These strings are Velvet's best
seller among jazz bassists who also do some arco
work. With a big volume, and warm sound, the Animas
are not as dark as the Garbos.
Anima's thinner core ensures a rapid
response for pizzicato and arco players alike. The
strings produce a strong well-balanced sound with a
rich bass and open **harmonic** range. Perfect
definition and audibility in all registers makes
them suitable for practically every application from
Jazz to Baroque. Tension is 25kg per string.
Velvet Blue. Standard Multi-Purpose
The first synthetic core string from Velvet, which
took 2 years to develop. Intended to be a more
affordable string that still sounds like a velvet
product, featuring great articulation, big volume,
great sustain and equal tension on all 4 strings.
The Blue set has it all - a bit brighter than the
silk core sets, offering fast response and good
volume - a string with a student price but
professional sound --- tension per string 25kg (55
Compass. Classical string designed for
The use of up-to-date
textile fibres makes the compas 180 strings
particularly elastic, producing a full, rich, open
sound. The pizzicato is strong with long sustain.
The strings respond perfectly to the harmonics which
are crystal clear. Compas 180 requires no change in
playing technique, while opening up new
possibilities in sound, tone and modulation. These
are thinner strings (than the Anima and Garbo sets),
very close in diameter to regular metal strings. The
inox (a high quality stainless steel developed in
Europe) (flat) winding (instead of the copper)
provides an excellent surface to efficiently grab
the bow for smooth action.
There are five
formulations of Compass 180:
Standard set (26 kg
per string, red top) for orchestral playing price
Suit set (24 kg per string, black top) can
be tuned in standard pitch and solo price list
Solo set (26 kg per string) for solo tuning only
Solo light set (24 kg per string) for
solo tuning only price list
Fifths tuning (26 kg
per string) (C-G-D-A) (octave below the cello)price
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