Latest Strings Reviews
Thomastik Versum Cello A String
REVIEWED BY: SUSAN HALDERMAN
reviewed on: 05/23/2016
Versum Cello A
Silky smooth playing, and lovely sound! Great string. I just bought the A to try, but will buy a D also, and add them to Spirocore Tungsten G & C
Warchal Brilliant Cello String Set
REVIEWED BY: JEAN-SEBASTIEN TREMBLAY
reviewed on: 04/30/2016
Fantastic string quality for an unbelievable price!
Don't be fooled by their low popular rating on the sales chart. Why spend over $300 for a string set? Of all the strings I've played over the years, including Pirastro Obligato, Permanent (& soloist), Oliv, Eudoxa, Passione, Evah Pirazzi, Larsen (& soloist), Magnacore, Spirocore, Helicore, Dominant, Jargar, Prelude, etc., these strings have the best combination of smoothness, warmth, directness, surprisingly not too much brilliance, and power. They should be located close to gut strings on the strings chart. I play a special order powerful new Chinese made cello and played an older one with similar pleasant results. I received the Prototype A as a trial before it was launched in 2012 and found it very similar to the synthetic core A but still prefer the original for its complexity and richness of tone. You don't need high tension to be heard if you know how to bow steadily, with the right speed and pressure, close to the bridge. Beware these strings have a larger diameter than metal core strings. Ask your luthier to file larger grooves on the top nut and on the bridge to prevent the strings from fraying and/or breaking. Be patient, they do take a few days to stretch out and stabilize. Enjoy a new subtle playing style!
Pirastro Obligato Violin Set - Ball E - Aluminum D - 4/4 size - Medium
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, ASHLEY MOORE
reviewed on: 03/24/2016
Added warmth instantly!
I have a new $2k Chinese violin. It had Dominants and I wasn't too happy with them. I read that Obligatos had a wonderful warming effect on newer violins. Wow! As soon as I put them on I loved the sound! It has been 3 weeks and they sound better every day! They are easy to play on. The tension is low and the response is quick! Great job Pirastro!
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Violin G String
REVIEWED BY: MADONNA WHITE
reviewed on: 03/13/2016
Good loud and really rings out
I purchased a set of these.I have deep sounding instrument that had infeld reds on which I liked.These new Evah strings really brighter up the instrument and they ring out nicely. I fine them quite loud but I use an ear plug in my left ear anyway with these strings might need one in my right ear.I get great harmonics like the A and D strings but still not sure about G string it's not as deep a sound as I was accustomed too. I will keep the G for now but may change it.I also have a hill E string that is working out nicely it gives my lamberti master violin a nice tone.I fine it smooth under my fingers and get nice vibrato the string rings out,very pleased with the hill E string.
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Violin G String
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, MATTHEW LOEW
reviewed on: 02/09/2016
There's a reason Joshua Bell uses this
Awesome! Great tone way up the fingerboard! Lots of power and beautiful, rich tone. Great for solos and orchestra. It does what you tell it to do... Thanks Shar!
Thomastik Infeld Dominant Violin String Set with Steel E String Ball End - 4/4 Size - Stark Gauge
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, DAVID KIMBELL
reviewed on: 12/29/2015
I always get these strings. They are the feel, the response, and the tone that I like. They stay very well in tune. I play larger instruments as well. The Stark set is well suited to a confident, steady playing style. Nice full sound.
Larsen Crown Cello A String
REVIEWED BY: Student, GREG HALSEY
reviewed on: 10/26/2015
I recently ordered a crown A string (and D actually) for my cello. It had Merano strings. It was a vast improvement! My cello is a Merano also. I'm a newbie so it works for now but, the new strings definitely Improved the sound of my cello!
Overture Ultra Violin String Set - 4/4 size - Medium Gauge
REVIEWED BY: Student, Anonymous
reviewed on: 09/29/2015
Good Strings at a Reasonable Price
The only problem is that the G string does seem to be weak. Two of them have broken in a seven month period. The strings do sound very nice on my violin and have a reasonable price. My A string has a fray near the nut of the violin but has been on the instrument about two years. The other strings have been on it for two years and do not appear to have any problems.
Evah Pirazzi Gold (Pirastro) Violin String Set Gold G Ball E
REVIEWED BY: Student, Adrianna Loomis
reviewed on: 08/23/2015
Powerful G string
I can't speak for the whole set, because i used other brands for the A, D, and E, but the silver G string had a crisp bite to it and was really colorful. I've had it on for several months now, and while it's not as impressive as it was when I first put it on, it still sounds pretty good. My instrument has a good lower register though anyways.