This is another variety of treble gut. The serosa from which it is made comes from cattle and has a higher tensile strength than does sheep gut Like the sheep treble string, the beef treble string also has a twist angle of about 15º, and this construction gives it the strength and resistance it needs to stand the strain in the treble register.
This type of string is characterized by a low twist that is sometimes not even visible and the color of the string ranges from clear to white. Because beef gut strings are stronger than sheep gut strings they are a good choice for instruments with a long string length, or higher tension situations.
In addition to the extra strength, the fiber structure of beef serosa has less of the fine hairs that sometimes develop on sheep gut strings.
Beef gut strings are ideal for:
- Violin: e-1
- Viola: a-1
- Bass viol: d-1
- Tenor viol: g-1
- Treble viol: d-1
- Lute: g-1
- Harp: treble strings
Beef gut strings are available in millimeter gauges from .38mm to .80mm in increments of .02mm
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