Velvet recommends Anima as their hybrid or multi-use
string for Pizz or Arco play.
Velvet Anima® Bass Strings are the result of many years of active debate
on the subject of string function and sound design. Applications include Orchestral
or Solo performance, Baroque, Modern, Jazz, and Ethnic. Anima features high
definition, strong fundamental bass and good balance with noticeably even tension
across all four strings.
Anima consists of the best sounding synthetic and natural fiber materials. Exhaustive,
computer-optimized design means a dream balance with gut-like characteristics, rapid
& light response, paired with long, deep sustain. All strings are metal-wound
- the precision-finished round wire winding results in a clear, open yet velvet-warm
The Anima strings are thinner than Garbos, meaning less mass on the string.
Generally, Anima is not as dark as Velvet's Garbo Bass String. Anima strings
do not have ball ends that attach in the tailpiece. They have looping ends,
which are installed by pushing the string's loop end through tailpiece hole
and bringing it back through the loop. - similar to tied gut strings.
G -- .078
D -- .082
A -- .095
E -- .110