Pirastro Obligato Double Bass Strings are a proven all around string that bows well and has a great pizzicato response. They are a well known string here at Upton Bass and we have been offering and recommending them for years. Pirastro Obligato Double Bass Strings are reasonably priced and a great performer for the multi-style upright bass player. Obligato strings have a core made from a modern synthetic multi-filament fiber wound with chrome steel. The result is a set that is bright and focused with a quick response. Obligato's tone has been described as dark and growly, specifically regarding the E string. This set can growl for jazz, thump for bluegrass, and then be bowed with ease...a very nice attribute. Pirastro Obligato Double Bass Strings are not the optimal set for all styles, but they are a reasonably priced “do-it-all” set that has been well reviewed and loved by many. If you are looking for a set that exceeds in a specific style, we would be happy to guide you in the right direction.
Pirastro Obligato Double Bass Strings are available in Medium/Mittel tension or Solo. Medium tension is preferred by most players. If you are unsure which string set is for you, consult the Color Code below, or call our shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. PLEASE MAKE YOUR STRING SELECTION IN THE CUSTOMIZATION TAB ABOVE BEFORE PLACING THE ITEM IN YOUR CART.
Gary's Thoughts: Pirastro Obligato Double Bass Strings are a great all around string choice. They are a good beginners set that are flexible and dark, though not to be confused with gut. The core is made of high molecular weight polyethylene (actually the same core as LaBella's Supernil), and is extremely elastic. This HMWPE core has been known to create a rubbery-like tension on the bridge which can be damaging, and for that reason, I wouldn't recommended it for instruments with a top deformation or propensity to that. Some players have commented that the E and A twist too much under the finger, which is why I created my custom blended set.
- Modern synthetic core strings
- Suitable for arco and pizzicato
- Bright, brialliant, and focused sound
Pirastro Obligato Color Codes:
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