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2016-01-12 15:21

New Jargar Superior C and G strings

The danish company Jargar has rounded the Superior strings well.

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2011-03-28 15:26

The professional journal „Ensemble Magazin for Chamber Music” assigns a CD

The “English Doric String Quartet” gets the highest appraisal from the magazine “Ensemble” for playing of three “Korngold String Quartets”.

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2011-03-28 15:20

Tips of the luthier for changing a tailpiece

If a tailpiecehanger tears or if the tailpiece does not work you can get a comprehensible instruction from the luthier how to change the tailpiece yourself.

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2011-02-04 16:40

Happy birthday Musikhochschule Lübeck

100 years Musikhochschule Lübeck. For 30 years we work on the opposite side of the college and observe particularly the development of the string players.

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2011-02-04 15:43

Violinist plays 50 hours non-stop

A Delhian musician made a new record in public performance.

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String Studies

One differentiates between four types of strings:

  • Pure gut strings are still used today in instruments that are played at historical performances. Popular brands include the Pirazzi and Kuerschner companies
  • Gut-core strings are covered in metal (usually silver or aluminum). The highest gut-core string is the a-string. The e-string is always a steel string. For exception see 1). The Pirazzi company manufactures the popular brands Eudoxa and Oliv, please see our online shop at Eudoxa and Oliv
  • Steel-core strings are covered in metal. The Thomastik Company makes the Spirocore or the Superflexible strings, both Jargar and Larsen produce strings for the cello
  • Synthetic-core strings, strings where the synthetic core is covered with silver or aluminum (Thomastik manufactures the Dominant string, Pirazzi manufactures the Tonica/Obligato and Evah strings). Have a look at Dominant string and Tonica/Obligato and Evah.

Last update on 2011-01-28 by Haat-Hedlef Uilderks.

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