Pirastro Oliv G Double Bass 4/4-3/4

Double bass string

  • G Single string
  • For 3/4 - 4/4 double bass
  • Chrome steel on gut
  • 241100

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length 4/4 - 3/4
ball-end Yes
loop-end No
core-material Gut

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full sound and responsive to touch

redjon, 25.08.2017
I had to try the Oliv G, just to find out about the gut sound on my bass. I am happy with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings so far, but the Oliv G has a lovely sound. It is as thick as a D string, but very easy to play. It seems to be responsive and more alive than other strings, although I cannot exactly say why I have this impression. The tone is full and rich, both pizzzicato and arco.

I took the bass to my luthier to attach it, as the grooves had to be widened. I would consider replacing the D string too, as there is a tonal difference between D and G, particularly on arco. It does require regular re-tuning, unlike the nylon strings which stay in tune for a week, but this was not a problem. The construction looks very good so far.

If you can afford the string, (yes, they aren't cheap), then give it a try!
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Anne A., 22.02.2013
Advised by an experienced jazz bass player and confirmed, I mounted this rope Sol Pirastro with a game thomastik spirocore medium.This rope is close section of the th thomastik and gives a good feeling to the touch, it provides a warm sound, with good dynamic, a little more serious and fuller than the Sol thomastik string. Despite its cost, I do not regret the investment.
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