I recently replaced my Zyex strings with Larsen.
I am very pleased with the strings. I will use these strings and true to my pattern, I will replace with the same strings when the times comes. ( I usually try the strings for two times).
I don't have all the "terms" or expressions that others use to describe strings.
- I feel they are warm.
- I feel they vibrate and ring beautifully. I am in love with the G string again.
- I feel they are buttery smooth, I hear so much tone and clarity, no harshness.
- I actually prefer this E string over the Gold E string that I had on my violin. (I do have to get my bowing back on track.. because I am back to bowing wonky on the E string.. and then I get "no sound."
My violin is the first generation Soloist and it is remarkable with these strings. I don't think in my first few years of playing it would have done any good to have these strings.... but who knows?
I feel happy that I can hear and feel and make a lovely sound with these strings. Now I notice that my fiddle tunes sound different at this point, so I am not sure these would be a string I would use for my fiddle tunes. (faster fiddle??) I could be mistaken here and would like to converse about this if anyone has a reason or just tell me I am out of my mind too.. LOL
I really appreciate these strings, time will tell how they wear and reveal more, but I do like them now.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato