Double Bass - Vevet Strings - Compass Blue

For jazz pizzicato and arco.

The Compass Blue has a synthetic core to replace the silk cores found in the Compass 180 family of Classical strings.  The same low tension on all 4 strings is maintained providing the same warm sound and great articulation of it's orchestral elder brothers. The Compass Blue is primarily a jazz pizz string but they are more easily bowed than the Garbos.

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Price: £145.00


Velvet's approach is to focus on the instrument as a whole, its function and history. Their work encompasses a respect for tradition and an openness to innovation, combining handcraft and contemporary computer-aided string design in a quest for the most beautiful, expressive sound of all.  Velvet strings provide round full tones and the greatest possible sound transmission are achieved by uniform loading of the bridge. The strings are designed so that the force required at standard pitch is the same for each string.

The string cores consist of materials chosen for their sound quality and consistency, elasticity, resilience and robustness. The windings ensure free oscillation of the strings and the best possible tone.The choice of materials, the design, and construction produce a lighter string with lower tension, reducing the stress on your instrument and opening it up to allow a heightened clarity, intensity and spaciousness to the sounds produced.