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Larsen Strings - Review
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July 29, 2015 - 12:53 pm
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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.  thumbs-up

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Fort Lauderdale
July 29, 2015 - 1:06 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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I like the "terms" that you used. 🙂
Great review, thanks!!!

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