Velvet upright bass strings
We now sell the popular the Compas 180 strings, Velvet Compass
Blue, Velvet Anima
and Velvet Garbo (including the long Velvet E strings
for C extension use.) We also offer their tailpiece cords: See these
upright bass accessories page.
Velvet (Switzerland) make great
strings and are more geared towards Jazz style (plucking), Bluegrass
or folk style music. We recently added the new, pure gut Garbo
G strings to our selection.
Below, you will find every string Velvet offers. We also
package together complete sets that include a C extension string.
We do this so that players needing these can simply order it all
together in a packaged set and save significantly.
About the pure G string Garbos. We just
recently learned that Velvet is no longer able to offer pure gut G
strings. While this is a very popular set/string with players, we
can easily substitute the Velvet gut G, to a Pirastro Evah Pirazzi
Slap pure gut. The two G's are identical and to be honest, we
find the Evah Slap, while same gauge, just better quality string
Velvet strings (Switzerland) just announced that their machines
have been idled due to some kind of technological/mechanical
breakdown. For now, they are not confirming exactly when (or
if) they will ever be back to making strings. A bit of a shock
for sure, but for now, this is all we know. All sales are final, no
returns or exchanges.
Below here, we list JUST what we have left in our
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