Thomastik Rondo Experience (XP) Cello A
If you're looking for a sparkly, overtone-rich sound to elevate the sound of your Rondo cello strings, the Thomastik-Infeld RONDO Experience® A string was made for you!
Despite having 700g less string tension than the standard Rondo A, the Rondo Experience A has a powerful, compact sound and a broad range of tonal colors. It is more sensitive to bow pressure and bowing speed, offering a higher capacity for modulation. Due to its forgiving character, the Experience maintains contact close to the bridge even when the bow pressure would normally be insufficient, and it reacts even faster to bowing impulses from the right hand while producing a clear, distinct sound with minimum effort from the left.
The Best String Guarantee
Please inspect your strings immediately upon receipt. Installed strings are not returnable, unless they break within the first 30 days after purchase.
30-Day String Return Policy
Unopened strings may be returned within 30 days, so that we may supply all our customers with the freshest possible strings. Because of tonal qualities of each instrument are unique, we cannot accept string returns for reasons of tone, including false strings.
If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.248.7427 or email us at email@example.com
Handmade Strings Since 1919 from Vienna, Austria
In 1919 violin maker Dr. Franz Thomastik and civil engineering specialist Otto Infeld founded the company, invented the steel string and caused a revolution in the music world. Suddenly the conventional gut string was challenged by a new string with the highest quality of tone, precision and reliability. It was received enthusiastically by virtuosi across the world.
The string makes the music. The diversity and beauty of the musical timbre depend upon, on the one hand, the type of material used for the core and on the other hand, the material spun around the core. For a perfect sound, Thomastik-Infeld has consistently chosen steel and nylon as the string core material for bowed and plucked instruments.
The highest standards are guaranteed by ongoing research in Thomstik-Infeld's own research lab engaging a team of highly specialized technicians. However, tone perfection is achieved primarily by the delicate touch of fingers and the highly qualified staff in the workshops: Every string at Thomastik-Infeld is wound and checked by hand.
Does It Matter Which Type of String You Put On Your Instrument? Absolutely!
Choosing the correct strings has a huge influence on its tone, ease of playing, and even its well-being: the best and most expensive instrument will only sound average if it is incorrectly strung, while an average instrument can transcend its own limitations with the correct choice of strings. As a matter of fact, switching to better strings is the shortest and easiest way to producing better sound.
From nine decades experience with string research, string development and string production we can safely say that while "the one perfect string for everyone" does not exist, the perfect string for your instrument, playing style and musical repertoire is most likely a Thomastik-Infeld. Up-to-date know-how and long experience enable us to bring out the best in each stringed instrument, revealing and enhancing its tone, color and quality.
Thomastik-Infeld offers a broad choice of products to fit every instrument, musical style, and playing situation. All products are handmade in Vienna to highest manufacturing standards, satisfying the most discriminating musician.
Welcome to Thomastik-Infeld, please make your choice!
- Peter Infeld, 1942-2009
Ratings & Reviews
Broke before I could try- multiple times
TL;DR- broke 3 of these trying to install them (experienced player). I ordered a full set of the Rondo strings while Shar was running a promotion of getting a bonus A Experience string in addition to the regular full set. Initially, they forgot to ship the bonus experience string, and when installing the standard Rondo A it snapped at the peg apart before the string could even tighten over the bridge. It wasn’t snapped over the nut or a point of friction; it was at the thread-wound bit that spirals around the pegs. I reached out to Shar and they sent me an extra standard A as well as the Experience A I wasn’t sent before. I tried installing the Experience A first this time, and the same exact thing happened- it snapped at the peg. I finally tried installing the regular Rondo A, and got this one to tighten all the way up to an A-flat, where it snapped in the same place as the last two.