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May we suggest
Rating:Posted By: Doyle from Chicago, IL
August 06, 2007
So you're looking for a bigger sound...
Want a bigger sound and more projection? Time to stop getting lured in by prettily packaged (i.e. dramatic green portraits or paintings of red circles), expensive, synthetic-core strings, and uy youself some steel strings. The newer synthetic-core strings will often sound fantastic under your ear, but you aren't playing just for yourself. What matters is how your viola sounds out in the concert hall. Each brand of string will sound different on each instrument, but the complaint I often hear is about a lack of tonal "substance", especially on the lower end (G and C strings). These Spirocore strings break in quickly, last an incredibly long time, and project project project. Louder isn't always better, but if you are looking for great-sounding, powerful strings, give these a try. (I do still use a Jargar or Larsen A-string; the Spirocore A can be a bit brash). ... (See Full Review)
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