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Depends on what you want in sound, I would think and what your cello can do. I believe Kaplan are steel core, but could be wrong. I never used Kaplan.
I have Spirocore and Larsen on one of my cellos because I wanted it brighter and clearer. I have Preludes on another for a deeper less tinny bright sound. Not a fan of those Preludes. I don’t really like them on that cello. As I stated when I started this thread, Ada, with the solid wood carved body, narrower waste and more bulging belly was really robust, so I put the Pirastro Aricore on it. Write up was like Obligato (also Pirastro), a lesser price. So far, I like them.
Pretty much depends on your cello and what you want to try to make it sound like. The prices at Fiddlersop seem pretty good. Many are on sale.
Do you have a good old set you can try on her and get a feel for her sound?
I have a new set of Prelude’s that I was going to put on the one I need to cut a new bridge for. Problem is that Mackenzie and I won’t necessarily be a good judge.
This will probably end up in the hands of one of our high school students if it sounds decent.