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I am going to be getting new strings soon and would like some ideas of what brands/type to go after.
I want my strings to have a bright, striking sound if it's possible. I don't like the sound of the softer, darker tones, especially on the G. I find the lower the notes played on those strings the more wispy the sound becomes, and I would prefer the sound remain just as powerful from C8 to G3 :P.
Thank you for any advice!
I can't read music, but I understand it perfectly.
Pirastro Evah Pirazzis are bright, although a bit on the expensive side. They react well to forceful playing.
Pirastro Obligatos are loud and bright too, and a little bit cheaper. They too, are able to be bashed.
Of course it depends on your fiddle, but all I can say is that I've used both brands before, and I'd recommend them. 🙂
Dahrem, I'm using Pirastro Obligatos on The Tornado and Sammy the Swordfish.
This is what you will often find in old violin cases when it's steel: Black Diamond
A cheaper (in price) alternative is Prim who seem to be like a lot for folk music or Super Sensitive:red label.
That's what I readings and research came up with but I did not experienced them myself.
"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov
I just replaced my daughter's beginner steel strings with a zyex set. Of course we were moving from steel core to synthetic, so I was expecting a noticeable difference. But the sound on her little student instrument is so much warmer, and there is better projection. We're both really pleased with them.
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