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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Helicore v. Spirocore v. Superflexible v. Flexocor


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M-D - Posted - 07/27/2007:  06:34:45


Would any of you have a knowledgeable comparison of any two (or more) of the listed strings?

If so:

Relative warmth?
Tonal complexity?
Colour?
Playability, including response?
Projection?
Brilliancy?
Longevity, in terms of tone and durability?

Additional info:

Helicore (D'Addario)
Spirocore (Thomastik)
Superflexible (Thomastik)
Flexocor (Pirastro)

Thanks y'all!



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M-D

Music is found in the space between the notes -- in the silence between the chords. Get your spaces right, and you've got it. ~ Albert Greenfield





G-string - Posted - 07/27/2007:  10:51:48


MD I have played the Helicore and Spirocore sets. In terms of warmth and complexity the helicores were a bit better to my ears. Colour, projection were about equal. Spirocore takes brilliancy easily. Both sets about the same in longevity. just my 2.

Other strings I have combined with excellent results were the Infield red G&D with the Infield Blue A&E. Larson G,D,& A with the Jagar E. Best ---- Lp


M-D - Posted - 07/28/2007:  18:53:21


Thanks, G-string! I've got a set of Helicore here. Thinking maybe to try the Superflexible. Always interesting the variables introduced by a change of strings.

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M-D

Music is found in the space between the notes -- in the silence between the chords. Get your spaces right, and you've got it. ~ Albert Greenfield







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