This text is almost appropriate for this topic because it includes the Spirocore string. 😄 I don't want to start new thread when we already has this one where to talk about the strings.
I have had Larsen Crown strings in my cello. They are the cheapest so-called studentstrings. However, I changed the A-string to Larsen Original already in the summer, because the sound of that string started to get really annoying. It sounded way too metallic for my ear.
Now I feel that I have grown out of these strings, and I miss the different type sound to my cello. My teacher recommended getting the Spirocore C-string and the rest could be Larsen Original. He thinks these would work best with my cello.
I bought these but I haven’t gotten to test them yet, because we are going to change them together during my lesson. I’m looking forward to what happens to the sound of my cello, because the current strings doesn't sound very nice anymore.
@Mouse . As I understand it, your question relates to the “cheaper” two strings of the set of four. Sometimes, you have to let curiosity get the best of you an plunk down the $30 some odd per string and give it a go.
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. —Frank Zappa
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Ok, the new strings are in place now. Spirocore Tungsten C and Larsen Original G, D and A. My first thought is just WOW. 😊👍🏻
The sound of my cello really changed! It’s deeper and warmer, there isn’t that metallic sound anymore. It feels also easier to play, especially the C-string is much better. It feeled quite heavy earlier, I needed to kind of work really hard to get it ring. Now it’s so much easier. 👍🏻
I can tell more after a while when I’m a little bit used to these strings, but I really like them just now.
I have been trying to hear what using a complete set of Spirocore strings would sound like on a cello. All I can find is the Spirocore on C and G strings and Larsen on D and A strings. Why can’t I find a video with a complete set of Spirocore? They make the complete set, so the A and D Spirocore strings must be able to be played on a cello.
Does anyone know why a mixed set is pushed? Does anyone know where I can find a video with the complete Spirocore set on a cello?
My best cello is in need of new strings after 9 months. They are really bad and don’t hold their tune and are just blah. I was looking for a set that would have clearer crisp notes so I can pay attention to my intonation better.
Okay, the disclaimer. Yes, I know the strings will not make me play better, so please don’t start a discussion about people thinking a new string, bow, or whatever will make them play better. I don’t think people think that. I understand why people think people think that, but is has discouraged me from asking about strings. I am just very sensitive to the type of sound I hear. Right now, I need to hear a clear crisp tone in the upper registers, not the nice mellow cello I prefer. The mellow cello sound is not as clear for paying special attention to intonation for me and my ears.
Had anyone any experience using a complete set of Spirocore cello strings on a cello? If so, do you have a video of how it sounds you can share? What is your opinion of the clarity of the sound on the A and D strings in first position? What about all the strings all the way to sixth position?
OK.....have a look here at minute 40 or so to hear a Spirocore set.... A very nice play through of a variety of sets on the same cello....audio is good.
Have you thought about trying cleaning your strings first? Have a look here: stringcleaning.com a lot cheaper than a new retail replacement. Good Luck.