Velvet Compas 180 Double Bass Strings have excellent arco response and are 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. Velvet Compas 180 Double Bass Strings respond perfectly to the harmonics, which are crystal-clear. They require no change in playing technique by the instrumentalist, while opening up new possibilities in terms of sound, tone, and modulation. Compas 180 are thinner strings, but are very close in diameter to regular metal strings. Indicated for arco playing, 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 arco work using the Compas 180's as hybrid strings.
- Velvet Compas 180's are a great hybrid sting
- Crystal-clear harmonics
- Thin, flexible, silk-core string
- Tension-25 Kgs per string
- All 4 Compas 180 strings have Inox (stainless steel) windings
Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit stringrepair.com
Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.