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Stringtelligence by Thomastik-Infeld - Double bass strings

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In the latest instalment of his monthly blog, Franz Klanner, director of engineering and technology at Thomastik-Infeld, discusses double bass strings

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Stringtelligence by Thomastik-Infeld: What are violin, viola, cello and bass strings made out of?

Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld

Different string materials are known for producing different sound properties. Franz Klanner, director of engineering and technology at Thomastik-Infeld explores some of them

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