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I put Evah Pirazzi Gold Label strings on Rudy this morning. Poor Rudy has not had a string change in over a year. He was very sad.
I have Evah Pirazzi Green Label on my good cello. That cello loves those strings. They were installed over two weeks ago and sound fabulous. I thought I would try the gold violin strings on Rudy.
So far, and it has only been a few hours, Rudy is a very happy camper. He is singing beautifully, as beautifully as he can with me playing it. Since I don’t play in any community group of any kind or do any fantastical fast bowing etc, my strings do not wear out very quickly, so these should be good for a while. We will see.
Funny how different strings sound better on different instruments. The Evah Green Label would not sound right in Ada, my Schroeder Cello, or on Monte, my student cello that I bought first. Those two sound completely different from my good cello.
I don’t think my Evah Gold Labels I just put in Rudy would sound right on my Concert Deluxe violin, Rudy is mellower than the Concert Deluxe. The Fiddlerman strings sound fantastic on the Deluxe, but not was well on Rudy. Completely different violin sounds. If they did sound good on the Deluxe, it would probably be a good mellower sound and I bought the Deluxe for a brighter sounding violin for fiddle tunes and upbeat tunes.
Oh, that reminds me, I am going to need to order a backup set of Fiddlerman violin strings. I gave my niece Pawny and a new set of Fiddlerman's for a back up set. I put a new set on before I gave Pawny to her in the Summer. I will wait. If I still like the Evah Golds, I will get both backup sets at the same time.
So, play around with different brands if you don’t like the sound. Might not be the instrument. Maybe the strings and instrument are at odds with each other.
Cello and Viola Time!
Hi Mouse, and Happy New Year to you and your family.
I've never played cello, I'm a fiddler. I have the Fiddlerman Master, and it came with Kaplan Amo strings. After a year, I decided it was time to change them out. I'm one of those people that does tons of research before I buy anything, and after checking the Q&A and comments section of the Master along with checking violin forums on what the professionals use, I decided to try the EP Gold strings. The Master is normally a warmer violin with the one piece back and I liked the tone. After installing the EP Gold strings, my violin kind of came to life. The G and D strings are still warm, the A is brighter, and the E sings! It took a few days for them to stretch and open up - just wait for them to break in.
I know every violin sounds different - even the same model assembled on the same bench. Each violin has a different voice. The EP Gold strings are a little more pricey, but for me it was worth the extra money.
I know the pros try dozens of different string sets before they find the right set, and many violinists mix strings from different manufacturers before they find the right combination for their particular instrument. For me, the EP Gold strings sound great, but I'm sure I'll be trying different sets over the years until I find the "perfect match."
I am finding I can hear my intonation much better on my cello and violin with the Green Label Evahs on my good cello and the Gold Label Evahs on my Rudy warm violin. It made a world of difference.
It might be because the E and D string on the violin and the G and A strings on the cello absolutely sing. I get a better resonse on the C and G steings on my cello. I always had a really hard time woth those two strings. Now it is just a hard time 🤣😂. I haven't played my violin enough yet to see about response. I just know I can hear the intonation much clearer. It was so abundantly clear on both the cello and violin.
Funny how much of a drastic change it is. I need to change the strings on my Sullivan viola and am debating between the Evah green and Evah gold.
Did you get the Gold G string or the Silver? I got the gold. I wanted the fuller tone. I really like it. It was a few more dollars]s, nut it is so much more enjoyable.
Cello and Viola Time!