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Spirocore Cello Strings Question
I have been searching the web to find out about using a complete Spirocore String set on a cello, not mixing with Larsen A and D strings
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February 14, 2020 - 9:45 am
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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?

Thank you.

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Got a nice set of strings for my Goronok cello. I received an email from the semi-local violin shop I purchased my cello from. They were having a sale. I thought, “David sold me the cello and knows exactly how I play, and my capabilities.” I emailed Da id and asked about the sale on the strings and explained that I needed a new set for the Goronok. I explained my whole issue and my thinking about the Spirocore.

David told me he would recommend the Spirocore C and G. He knows I detest Larsen D and A. He suggested that the Jargar SPECIAL D and A would be more suitable to that cello and my liking, so I ordered them. I received them today.

Spirocore C and G are very powerful and very clear on this cello. The Jargar Special D and A are, so far, very nice and crisp and clear sounding. Exactly what I need. I need to get more playtime on them, but first thoughts are that they are exactly what I am looking for. I was flat on my middle F on the A string and could actually hear it as flat. I hope it keeps up. 

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Both guys in 2Cellos use Spirocores exclusively, and sometimes add the Larsen's

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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.

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Let us know what you think.  I will reserve my thoughts on Spirocore and Larsen. They are instrument, and cellist dependent, anyway. Given that dependency, it will still be interesting to hear your thoughts.

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@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.  

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@Irv, I am not questioning them anymore. Ilona questioned them on my old thread. I just replied asking her to let us know what she thinks about whatever she does use. Just to eliminate confusion about the new question. Ilona is the new questioner. I am set with my strings, for now.I get what you said, though.

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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.

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Happy to hear it Ilona. It's always nice to find these subtle improvements.
Not metallic is a huge plus!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Good to "hear", Ilona! 

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Mouse said
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?

Thank you.

  

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.

Cheers

Gwinith

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