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I tried Helicores on my electric, and didn't care for the sound. To me, they seemed a bit too brash and "shouty". Too much like a sax or something, in timbre. Very strong sounding strings, and easy on the fingers.
With electric, though, so much depends on your amp and what else is in your soundchain, and what sort of sound you actually like, though.
They definitely seemed like a quality string, and some folks like them, but on my instrument and with my gear, I didn't care for the sound, personally.
"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
D'Addario makes a string for electric violin - they are called NS Electric .
I like the sound-not too bright. But like Daniel said it really depends on the sound you want. Your amp will make quite a difference as well.
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
That is so right, but I have not been yet able to get the violin to sound really like a violin. The Violin is connected to a Roland KC 60
The violin has a passive pick up.
- I tried connecting it to a Behringer's acoustic Active ADI21 DI box on it (probably the closest I got to sounding like a violin). I was able to get this by having Highs at 12 @ o'clock, Mid @ 11 and low @ 10.
- Connecting it to JamUp Pro XT. (just for reverb, echo and compressor)
I still have not tried the LR Venue baggs DI (recommended for violin) nor another type of Amp like the Roland AC 60 or the Loudbox (Mini/Artist)
So far the Violin usually sounds like trumpet or sometimes like a flute... I eliminated the violin for I tried 2 others (one has Zyex strings and the other has Dominants) and they both sound very similar (Zyex sounds a little stronger and darker).
Any recommendation on set up is greatly appreciated.