Which string is recommended for my instrument?

It is not possible to make a general statement regarding the make-up of strings. For each instrument the right strings must be found and tuned in a trial and error process. Each of the above-mentioned strings has its advantages and disadvantages.


Ever kind of strings has its advantages and disadvantages:

  • The gut-core string (Eudoxa and Oliv for example) produce a noble and powerful sound but they become out-of-tune in temperature swings, even with adequate humidity. In violins, the d-strings and g-strings are played most and steel as well as synthetic core strings are frequently combined here
  • Of the lower strings, the steel string is the beginner string. It is sturdy and has good pitch stability. A disadvantage is the metallic quality of the sound produced.
  • For cellists and contra-bass players, the steel-core string is the first choice. A voluminous sound and good durability characterize these strings. Good cellists often use the following strings; c and g strings are steel-cored with wolfram, a und d Saite Larsen strings are Larsen or Jargar. strings. Larsen and Pirastro have become a good alternative over the past few years to the once unchallenged Spirocore strings. Larsens Wirecore g and c strings and Pirastros Evah-Pirazzi strings are especially popular.
  • The synthetic-core string is a compromise between the gut-core string and the steel string. Its sound is more akin to the gut-core string and it is very pitch sturdy.

Please come by and see us for a free consultation. We often have test strings at our workshop you can try out as you like.

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

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