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Portland, OR 97282-0761
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"VENICE" DOUBLE TWIST ROPED GUT STRINGS "V" TYPE

INTRODUCTION
In 16th and 17th Century iconographical sources, the strings on musical instruments are depicted as smooth, rather curly, and in the tract coming out of the peg box they are often bundled up like they were made of soft cord. This suggests that the strings were extremely elastic, which would obviously affect their acoustical performance. On the contrary, modem gut strings, because of their stiffness, can only be made up in circular coils, lest they be damaged. Starting from this important observation and supported by other historical information we created our "VENICE" strings.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND FIELD OF APPLICATION
Our "V" strings possess a remarkable degree of elasticity and pliability, superior to any strings currently on the market. They provide a surprisingly ready attack and good richness in upper harmonics.

Available in a wide choice of diameters and lengths, our 'VENICE" strings are particularly suited for the mid registers of Renaissance and Baroque stringing; e.g. as 2nd and 3rd for Violin, 1st and 2nd for Viola and Cello; 3rd and 4th for Violas da Gamba and Lute (Renaissance and Baroque tunings); 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Violone, and 1st and 2nd for Double Bass. We suggest trying HR/HT first to determine if specific instrument response indicates that V type would be useful.
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DOUBLE TWIST GUT STRINGS VENICE TYPE V
GAUGE 120cm 180cm
68,70,73,76 $17.00 $34.65
79,82,85,88,91 20.30 40.15
94,97,100,104,108 21.80 43.60
112,116 25.55 46.90
120,124,128,132,136 27.40 53.60
140,145 31.80 63.55
150,155,160 39.55 73.80
170, 180 42.50 78.75
190 44.40 85.10
200, 220 94.60
240, 260 110.30
280 124.70
310 149.10
340 153.00
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