Double Bass / Kontrabass

Aquila Corde Armoniche

Why should I choose beef gut?

 

The use of beef gut as alternative to lamb gut dates back to the first half of the last century.

Beef gut allow a high level of standardization of produced strings that we only offer smooth and varnished.

This kind of material meets the needs of all who are looking mainly for reliability, certainty, great durabilty, limitate alteration due to climatic changes, and tuning resistance even in case of high atmospheric humidity. On the other hand, they are not suggested for those who aim mainly to the historicity and quality of sound.

Why should I choose unsplit lamb gut?

 

This type of material is suggested o those who wish to use strings that are strictly made according to the historical procedure and that give the maximum in terms of acoustic performance. Even if these strings are not varnished, we noticed that the use of whole gut, i.e. not cut into strips, still offer a discrete resistance to climatic changes.

Baroque Doublebass strings in beef gut

 

Vibrating string length: 105 cm

 

Smooth gut strings with varnished surface. The type of varnish we use is the result of careful research to ensure perfect compatibility with the elasticity of the gut, excellent contact with the horsehair of the bow, maximum protection against mechanical wear and tear and fold and, finally, great stability at changes in humidity.

HV strings with diameters over 1.70 mm are only oiled (for Double Bass and Violons).

The suggested diameters of the following tables, displayed in increasing order of tension (light, medium and superior tension), are calculated for a standard pitch of 415 Hz.

 

NOTE: These strings are NOT as ’set‘ available – please choose from single strings!
HINWEIS: Diese Saiten sind NICHT als ‚Set‘ verfügbar, bitte die Saiten einzeln auswählen!

 

Possible Doublebass G-strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

210HV180

210HV180 – Oiled gut string

2.10 mm

180 cm

230HV180

230HV180 – Oiled gut string

2.30 mm

180 cm

240HV180

240HV180 – Oiled gut string

2.40 mm

180 cm

Possible Doublebass D-strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

280HV180

280HV180 – Oiled gut string

2.80 mm

180 cm

300HV180

300HV180 – Oiled gut string

3.00 mm

180 cm

320HV180

320HV180 – Oiled gut string

3.20 mm

180 cm

Possible Doublebass A-strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

76F

76F – A baroque doublebass light tension silver close wound type „F“

4.00 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

77F

77F – A baroque doublebass medium tension silver close wound type „F“

4.20 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

78F

78F – A baroque doublebass heavy tension silver close wound type „F“

4.60 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

Possible Doublebass E-strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

82F

82F – E baroque doublebass light tension silver close wound type „F“

5.40 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

83F

83F – E baroque doublebass medium tension silver close wound type „F“

5.80 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

84F

84F – E baroque doublebass heavy tension silver close wound type „F“

6.20 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

 

Baroque Doublebass strings in lamb gut

 

Vibrating string length: 105 cm

 

The usage of unsplit lamb gut, besides being closer to the historical reality of the string makers of the past, has also led to strings with unexpected superior acoustical and mechanical properties, as compared to those produced with gut strips – whether beef or lamb.

The HU type strings have a surface that has been smoothened only the minimum needed to guarantee that the string is not false; the string is then slightly oiled.

The suggested diameters of the following tables, displayed in increasing order of tension (light, medium and superior tension), are calculated for a standard pitch of 415 Hz.

 

NOTE: These strings are NOT as ’set‘ available – please choose from single strings!
HINWEIS: Diese Saiten sind NICHT als ‚Set‘ verfügbar, bitte die Saiten einzeln auswählen!

 

Possible Doublebass G-strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

230HU180

230HU180 – Unsplit gut string

2.30 mm

180 cm

240HU180

240HU180 – Unsplit gut string

2.40 mm

180 cm

250HU180

250HU180 – Unsplit gut string

2.50 mm

180 cm

Possible Doublebass D-strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

300HU180

300HU180 – Unsplit gut string

3.00 mm

180 cm

320HU180

320HU180 – Unsplit gut string

3.20 mm

180 cm

340HU180

340HU180 – Unsplit gut string

3.40 mm

180 cm

Possible Doublebass A-strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

76FU

76FU – A baroque doublebass light tension silver close wound type „FU“

4.00 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

77FU

77FU – A baroque doublebass medium tension silver close wound type „FU“

4.20 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

78FU

78FU – A baroque doublebass heavy tension silver close wound type „FU“

4.60 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

Possible Doublebass E-strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

82FU

82FU – E baroque doublebass light tension silver close wound type „FU“

5.40 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

83FU

83FU – E baroque doublebass medium tension silver close wound type „FU“

5.80 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

84FU

84FU – E baroque doublebass heavy tension silver close wound type „FU“

6.20 mm equivalent gut

160 cm

 

CORDE DRAGO

For the double bass, a set consisting of two Cordoncini di Roma (G-D) and one Cordone di Roma (A) is recommended.

The remaining low strings, since the Silver Wound strings are no longer in production, can optionally be supplemented with ‚Cordoni di Roma‘ or the copper-loaded strings ‚Appesantite in Rame‘.

leggera Ø: 210 – 280 – 380 – / –
media Ø: 230 – 300 – 420 – / –
forte Ø: 240 – 320 – 440 – / –

Efrano

Mittlere Spannung

 BESTELLNR.MATERIALØ
c – soloKB110Darm1,8mm/1,85mm
GKB210Darm2,15mm/2,2mm
DKB270Darm2,8mm/2,9mm
AAKB350Darm3,7mm/3,8mm
EEKB450Darm4,6mm/4,7mm
    
AAKBV250Darm/versilbert2,45/2,5mm
EEKBV340Darm/versilbert3,3mm/3,4mm
H/C5KBV400Darm/versilbert4,10mm
    
 KB SatzKB210, KB270, KB350, KB450 
 „Flexible“KBF SatzKB210, KB270, KB350, KB340 
 „Elite“KBV SatzKB210, KB270, KB250, KB340 

Schwache Spannung

 BESTELLNR.MATERIALØ
c – soloKB110Darm1,75mm
GKB210Darm2,10mm
DKB270Darm2,70mm
AAKB350Darm3,60mm
EEKB450Darm4,50mm
    
AAKBV250Darm/versilbert2,35mm
EEKBV340Darm/versilbert3,30mm
H/C5KBV400Darm/versilbert4,00mm
    
 KB SatzKB210, KB270, KB350, KB450 
„Flexible“KBF SatzKB210, KB270, KB350, KB340 
 „Elite“KBV SatzKB210, KB270, KB250, KB340 

Starke Spannung

 BESTELLNR.MATERIALØ
c – soloKB110Darm1,90mm
GKB210Darm2,25mm
DKB270Darm3,00mm
AAKB350Darm4,00mm
EEKB450Darm5,00mm
    
AAKBV250Darm/versilbert2,55mm
EEKBV340Darm/versilbert3,50mm
H/C5KBV400Darm/versilbert4,20mm
    
 KB SatzKB210, KB270, KB350, KB450 
„Flexible“KBF SatzKB210, KB270, KB350, KB340 
 „Elite“KBV SatzKB210, KB270, KB250, KB340 

Cuerdas de Tripa Frechina

Contrabajo / Contrebasse / Kontrabass – Cuerdas de Tripa Frechina

String length 170 cm

1 / sol / G 
corde en boyau /single gut string
diameter Ø:
190-230
standard 210

2 / ré / D
corde en boyau / single gut string
diameter Ø:
270-320
standard 280

3 / la / AA
corde en boyau / single gut string
diameter Ø:
350-390
standard 350

3 / la / AA
entorchado plata / silver wound
diameter equivalent Ø:
350

3 / la / AA
entorchado cobra / copper wound
diameter equivalent Ø:
350

4 / mi / EE
corde en boyau / gut string
diameter Ø:
464

4 / mi / EE
entorchado plata / silver wound
diameter equivalent Ø:
464

4 / mi / EE
entorchado cobra / copper wound
diameter equivalent Ø:
464

4 / ré / DD
corde en boyau / gut string
diameter Ø:
520

4 / ré / DD
entorchado plata / silver wound
520

4 / ré / DD
entorchado cobra / copper wound
diameter equivalent Ø:
520

4 / do / CC
corde en boyau / gut string
diameter Ø:
582

4 / do / CC
entorchado plata / silver wound
diameter equivalent Ø:
582

4 / do / CC
entorchado cobra / copper wound
diameter equivalent Ø:
582

Gutmann Music Strings

Gutmann Strings are made from the best Australian cattle gut.

The origin of the raw material is essential for the making of high quality musical gut-wire.

We found the Australian cow ideal as those cows life and diet creates the typical characteristics we need to produce a musical instrument string. This string needs to have a long life when the tension on the string is high and played by a bow or fingers, not always soft and gentle but with passion …

Bernd Kürschner OHG

Wound strings for Double Bass and string sets / Umsponnene Saiten für Kontrabass und Saitensets

Tables of the String Sets / Tabellen zu den Saiten-Sets

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DOUBLE BASS  – Kontrabass

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Tension (Diameter) – Length: 180 cm.

Key

Type

Light

Medium

Heavy

G

ram or ox gut 

230

240

250

G

double twist VENICE type

230

240

250

D

ram or ox gut 

280

300

320

D

double twist VENICE type

280

300

320

AA

silver wound 

light

medium

heavy

EE

silver wound 

light

medium

heavy