|Table of Viennese Bass Gauges|
|a-1 Lyon Gut||1.86mm||1.90mm||1.94mm||1.98mm||2.04mm||2.08mm|
|f#-2 Lyon Gut||2.20mm||2.24mm||2.28mm||2.32mm||2.36mm||2.40mm|
|D-3 Pistoy Gut||2.94mm||2.96mm||2.98mm||3.00mm||3.02mm||3.04mm|
This is a set of strings for the Viennese Bass. We have bundled together the most popular kinds of strings and offer them in a standard set for ordering convenience.
The set consists of:
- a-1 - Lyon gut
- f#-2 - Lyon gut
- D-3 - Pistoy gut
- A-4 - Silverplate wire wound onto gut core
- E-5 - Silverplate wire wound onto gut core
Plain gut strings are available with 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 set comes with plain ends, but for the a-1, f#-2, and D-3 leather washers can be added for an additional charge. In order to secure the bass string in the tailpiece, Gamut Music has developed the use of a leather washer as a stop. A washer is an option you can choose if you do not want to tie a knot at the end of the string as a securing feature. Bass strings are quite thick and sometimes stiff, and tying a knot can be complex and inelegant. The leather washer is a reliable and secure solution to the problem of securing the string at the tailpiece.
Wound strings for the Viennese Bass are warrantied for a period of six months from the date of shipping.
Academie strings are manufactured in the USA by Gamut Music, Inc., a leader in the revival of early music strings and instruments. Gut strings are not intended to be used with fine tuners or string adjusters and those devices should be removed before installing the gut string on the instrument.
Gamut gut string gauges are approximate (≈) diameter. Meaning, that while a ≈0.60mm string is polished in the workshop to a diameter of 0.60mm, changes in ambient humidity, temperature, shipping, and storage can cause to string to expand or contract slightly.
Gimped gut strings and custom gauged equal tension strings are gauged with the equivalent-gauge (=) system. This means that the gauge listed, such as =1.50mm, indicates that the string is approximately equal in weight to a plain gut string of that diameter. Of course, because the wire is much heavier than gut, the string will be much thinner than a plain gut string.
More information about Gamut gut strings, string types, gauges, and string tensions can be found on our articles page. Not finding an answer to your question? Please contact us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.