Gallistrings may be a newcomer to our shores, but they've been established as a string-maker since 1890. Based in Italy, they were long known for natural gut strings. They now offer three string sets of varying construction; a traditional rope-core (steel) string, a synthetic core with a chromesteel outer winding, and a full synthetic option.
The BSN900 strings use a synthetic core, for a more gut-like timbre, but with a chromesteel winding, which provides a sustain characteristic more akin to steel strings. So it's sort of a "modern" take on a gut vibe.
The feel of these strings is pleasantly flexible, without feeling floppy. They are a bit "pingy" when first installed, but that twang goes away after an hour or so of play. I also don't suggest putting these on the same day you have a gig, as they also take a day or so to stabilize and stay in pitch. But that's quite common for a synthetic string - the synthetic blend has to "stretch" to reach its optimum tension holding.
The strings have a punchy pizz tone, with a clear pitch to the attack, and they bow surprisingly well, with a rich sound and very easy playability.
Note: Because the strings are ordered directly from Italy and can take a while to fulfill, we currently only sell these strings in full sets.
- G String: .060/63.40 lbs (1.52mm/28.76 KG)
- D String: .073/65.98 lbs (1.86mm/29.93 KG)
- A String: .088/65.14 lbs (2.24mm/29.61 KG)
- E String: .117/63.51 lbs (2.97mm/28.84 KG)
(Measurements/tensions were supplied by the manufacturer)