This is a single length, (80"), Lyon gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand- rubbed with a light oil. Varnished strings have three coats of finish before being hand polished with the oil. There is an additional charge for varnished strings. The string comes with plain ends. Washers can be added to the end of the string for an additional charge. These washers hold the string in the tailpiece.
A new option of nylon winding has been added to the contrabass Lyon strings. Due to the popularity of the Red Diamond wound G-1 and D-2 strings, we have decided to add this option to the regular Academie line of bass strings.
This nylon makes the strings more durable, especially if you live in a high humidity environment or have a acidic perspiration. The nylon covering creates a protective layer that stops the gut fibers from becoming loose, causing the gut to break down and become false, thereby adding life to the string.
Please note: The nylon adds about .30mm to the diameter of the string, resulting in effectively adding about .09mm of gut weight to the string, resulting in an amount of about one gauge size. So, if you specifically wanted the tension of the medium gauged string with the nylon wrapping, you should order the light+ gauge with the nylon option. This will give you the tension of the plain gut, medium gauged string.
Contra bass are warranted for a period of six months from the date of shipping.