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Velvet Compas 180 Upright Bass Strings

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Compas 180 – A classical string 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. The strings respond perfectly to the harmonics, which are crystal-clear. Compas 180 requires no change in playing technique by the instrumentalist, while opening up new possibilities in terms of sound, tone and modulation. These are thinner strings, very close in diameter to regular metal strings and are indicated for arco playing since 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 lots of arco work using them as hybrid strings.