Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.


Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
WOW - Strings really can make a difference
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
April 6, 2014 - 9:22 pm
Member Since: February 17, 2014
Forum Posts: 12
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have read that the strings can make a huge difference in sound but until I got brave enough to  change the ones that came with my violin, I had no idea.

I changed the strings today to the Helicore I had, and I am amazed at the difference..

My violin sounds so much warmer, it lost that tinny, whiny sound it had.



Fort Lauderdale
April 6, 2014 - 9:36 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 14138

Real happy to hear that :-)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."


April 6, 2014 - 10:49 pm
Member Since: June 30, 2011
Forum Posts: 2673
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

one of the best improvements / upgrades you can make is strings, that and a good bow

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

April 8, 2014 - 1:26 pm
Member Since: May 1, 2013
Forum Posts: 35
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

When i splurged on a fancy set of Obligato's i felt like i had just taken my violin out for a lobster dinner date. With candles and everything. I don't know why an envelope with four pieces of string feels so luxurious a treat to me...but the difference is clearly audible :)Enjoy your new strings!!


April 9, 2014 - 6:21 am
Member Since: May 4, 2012
Forum Posts: 2379
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Strings are what actually vibrate and generate the sound.  No matter how good the instrument itself may be, it can't deliver what the strings can't give it.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

Fort Lauderdale
April 9, 2014 - 7:27 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 14138

I like to compare strings to the cable you use for your audio products connected to your PA/home entertainment system....
However, you can get a cheap cable that will sound fine on a good system. :-)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: BillyG, Irv, MoonShadows
67 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today None
Upcoming Sofia Leo, TKDennis, Ms-G, FiddleDetroit, CookiesViolin, Stephen, Bobby, Dorque, Elaisa, Michael Browder, EBurrell, Gordon Shumway, ViolinD, dougga

Top Posters:

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2673

Fiddlestix: 2647

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Kevin M.: 1969

damfino: 1906

cdennyb: 1814

TerryT: 1726

Ferret: 1575

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 19740

Moderators: 0

Admins: 7

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 58

Topics: 7672

Posts: 96050

Newest Members:

Pavlyukachuryic, sidneyjn1, Woodhamchuryic, nikkiqv4, Anariuschuryic, Adoratiuschuryic

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 14138, KindaScratchy: 1732, coolpinkone: 4168, BillyG: 2781, MrsFiddlerman: 0, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, SimplePressHelp: 0