Thomastik Spirocore Double Bass 3/4 L

String set for double bass

  • Tension: Light
  • For 3/4 double bass
  • Orchestral tuning
  • Chrome on steel rope core
  • Set 3885, 0 light

Further Information

Suitable Style Jazz
Length 3/4
Ball End Yes
Loop End No
Set Yes
Single String No

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Good balanced string for varied playing
Sam4613, 13.10.2014
Having taken up the double bass after 30 years of electric I wasn't entirely sure which way I'd eventually go - orchestral playing, slap, jazz, folk etc etc. What I decided I wanted was a string set that would give me a balanced performance across the range of styles so that I could make progress in all options before opting for one style.

I would say the result has been very successful in all the areas I had a right to expect a result. What I mean is that, as I'd rather gathered from readings lots of reviews, these strings give a solid workmanlike performance across a range of genres. Although new to bowing, I'm able to produce full sonorous tones (on the good days!) and when proper players have borrowed the bass or my teacher demonstrates something to me using my bass, I realise the richness that these strings are capable of producing in the right fingers.

The strings are quite forgiving to a new player's hands and I haven't created any callouses or sore spots. That said, they clearly aren't just beginner's strings because, as I say, real players make my bass sound great with them.

The one area I have had less success is in slap. I know they are not "proper" slap strings, but a few videos on the internet show what can be done with them for slap. However, I'm guessing that those players probably didn't learn rockabilly on these strings, even if they subsequently like the sound they produce for a skilled slap player, and I've given up that idea until I either restring the bass with something else entirely or get a dedicated rockabilly bass.

All in all I've felt these strings have worked with me, allowing me to learn to play the instrument and fitting a wide variety of genres. They came properly boxed and packaged and in secure outer packaging. All in all I've been thoroughly pleased and would certainly buy again.
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Probably the best ones around.
30.06.2016
Bought Two of these strings, one as a gift for a great Friend of mine who lives in Brazil, where those strings are very expensive, and one for his teacher who recommended it.

My Friend just got himself a second hand double bass and he is learning to play upright. This review is on his behalf, based on his feedback.

He cannot stop praising these strings: " they are a lot softer clearer and brighter, comparing to the ones that came in the bass. "

He claims it is "THE string for upright , for its growl, sustain, and brightness. "

Teachers comments:

"If you are primarily a pizzicato player , beginner or experienced" and want to get that clear jazz sound, the Spirocores are the way to go, and will enhance the sound of your bass"

"They are easy to Use, great Quality, Improves Sound
and will Last you for Years"

Needless to say that Thomann's service was amazing and I received the products in perfect condition in no time. They had the best price on those at the time as well.

Thank you so much , my Friends in Brazil are very happy
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All about the Bass, 06.04.2021
I've only had these strings on my bass for about a week so this review is entirely based on first impressions.
That said, I had done a fair bit of research before investing in them as buying a set of double bass doesn't come cheap! I was keen to get some lighter gauge strings as I'm not getting any younger and I was starting to get some discomfort in my left hand and wrist. However, these are NOT light gauge strings in the same way that slap bass strings are. I knew this from my research so knew what I was getting.
I only play pizz so, again, knew that these strings were likely to suit my playing. What I didn't know was whether they'd suit my bass (Czech made, solid top and back, about 60 years old and tonally, quite dark) but they match superbly! I am absolutely delighted, especially with the E string which has made the bottom end of my playing so much more musical rather than thumping! Very highly recommended for jazzers and folkies who want their dark-sounding instruments to come alive!
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A true classic
Pete Urinsky, 26.11.2020
I'm fairly new to the double bass and it seemed like Thomastik Spirocores are the go-to string of jazz players. I wasn't disappointed: the strings are extremely well made (visible especially on the ball-end-side, which looks really premium) and sound nice and loud, with the lower strings sounding somewhat growly (in a good way).

Two things to note about those strings is that they are quite bright-sounding and not the softest, you'll need to have some amount of power in your fingers.

For my particular bass I eventually decided to go with Evah Pirazzi's but I'm going to try switching back to Spirocore's at some point I think.
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