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Want to use the same strings as Heifetz use?
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ozmous
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I've read that the great Jascha Heifetz specifically uses this strings:

e-1 – Goldbrokat  .26mm gauge

a-2 – Tricolore unvarnished Gut .76mm - .78mm gauge

D-2 - Tricolore unvarnished Gut 1.04mm – 1.06mm gauge

G-4 – Tricolore Gut with Sterling silver wound .80mm - .82mm gauge

I've found out that an online store still sells the exact strings, exact as in, the same gauges, materials, the machines, the process, etc.

you can find them for sale here:

http://www.gamutstrings.com/ca.....&Tp=2

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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December 10, 2012 - 11:56 am
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Interesting link, ozmous!

 

Actually, I heard he used these strings when he wasn't sure of the colours :

1st - Dequellecoloure Jasche

2nd - Dequellecoloure Jascha

3rd - Dequellecoloure Jashd

4th - Dequellecoloure Jashg

 

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December 12, 2012 - 1:15 pm
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Materials are getting better and better. Chances are that Heifetz (one of my favorites) didn't experiment very much.
Let us know what you think if you try them out.

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Also a thought to keep in mind... he played using those strings on an instrument made to play those strings. Older instruments like his were never designed to play steel core strings (since they weren't invented yet) and many modern instruments will actually sound better if played with steel core strings. Each will be a bit different.

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