Zyex vs Kaplan – double bass string comparison

Let's dig into the pros and cons of these popular string brands.

With Jason Heath · San Francisco, CA

Xyez and Kaplan are two popular string brands by D’Addario Orchestral.

Xyez are a synthetic core string that have gut-like characteristics, while Kaplans are more orchestrally oriented.

We take a deep-dive into both brands in this video, and you can check out and purchase these strings through the following sponsored links:

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