Thomastik Infeld Spirocore Viola String Set - Full Size - Medium Gauge
Spirocore Viola StringsHi-tech spiral steel core strings. This core has a greater elasticity than conventional strings, which means less inertia and a longer period of musical vibration. The sound is full and homogoneous, balanced and voluminous. Equally effective playing arco or pizzicato. Spirocore's hi-tech core makes for effortless fingering, responsive bowing, stable tuning and a very long string life.
String Type: Set
Size: 15 to 16 1/2 inch
A String: Chrome wound over a spiral core
D String: Chrome wound over a spiral core
G String: Chrome wound over a spiral core
C String: Chrome wound over a spiral core
String Tonal Profile:
manufacturer model #: S23
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.
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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.
Ratings & Reviews
I am sorry to have to disagree so violently with the previous reviewer, but I hate these and am unhappy to have wasted $90 on them (sale price). The C and G sounded reasonably ok right from the start, but the A was so awful I removed it and put back the ancient Larsen string that has been on this instrument since I bought it used a few years ago. Despite how worn out the other strings are (I think all Larsens) I may put them back and just drop kick these into the trash since they are not completely untouched in the package and can't be returned. They are stiff and harsh and the wrapped ends are so thick they required me to try modifying my fine tuners which was risky. I suppose they might please someone who has a very dark instrument that needs brightening, and doesn't mind really thick strings, but that isn't me...
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 buy 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).