On sale $ 33.00 $ 26.40
$ 33.00 $ 26.40
The new Zuerich Chinrest from Wittner can be fully adjusted to meet to each player's ergonomic requirements. Also available for viola
This ArcRest Viola Shoulder Rest was created for larger violas 16 inches & up. The base is 5 inches long (the violin/viola model is 4 inches long). The sets featured here each contain 2 interchangeable pads.
Approximate heights of pads:
The design of the ArcRest was inspired by great players of the 20th century who balanced the violin on three points: the collarbone, the jaw, and the hand. Unlike other shoulder rests, the ArcRest does not disturb the natural relationship between the instrument and the player. The violin is not elevated, but sits in its natural position on the collarbone, supported by the ArcRest.
On sale $ 309.39 $ 265.00
Pirastro Cello Strings
$ 309.39 $ 265.00
A must-try set for cellists!
Pirastro Perpetual Soloist cello set combines Perpetual medium A & D strings with Soloist G & C strings to bring greater volume, strength, brilliance & dynamic possibilities.
Steel core cello string set; Item: 333080
additional gauges available
On sale $ 139.00 $ 129.90
Larsen Viola Strings
$ 139.00 $ 129.90
New! Larsen Virtuoso Viola Set--limited time introductory offer includes 2 A* strings!
*The Original Larsen A is combined with the new Virtuoso D, G & C strings for both the Medium and Soloist sets
The Original Larsen A Medium is solid steel core wound with stainless steel flat wire. The Virtuoso Viola D, G and C strings are based on a synthetic multi-filament core and are wound with pure silver.
I love the sound this gives you. It allows more of the overtones to come through so the sound has a bit more presence than your ebony or Tourte mute. I find it ideal in a chamber music setting. Yes, it's expensive fr a mute, but worth it.
This is the great case to travel with, very light, me and my brother have this case, very simple and cool looking inside, absolutely love it! Thank you Concord!
I just put these strings on my violin and expected it to constantly go out of tune. I just tuned it once, and it is amazingly level. Ahh, the wonders of steel strings. They are dirt cheap, but one of the best E strings out there. I currently have them on with my Dominants, because the old E string was horrible. Amazing.
I have found the Amber G string (as well as the other strings in the Amber line, especially the Silver D) very compatible with my 18th C French violin. It has the warmth and richness of gut strings yet with great stability and response. These strings have lower tension than many other brands, which make them so responsive on my instrument. These strings last a long time, another reason I like them so much.
It's one of the greatest e strings, I've been using this string at least last 7 years, great warm tone, doesn't whistle, simply love it!
An emergency appendectomy last month with restrictions against lifting anything over 10 lbs for 4-6 week’s led me to search for a reasonably priced, sturdy, light-weight case. With great support and quick action from Concord Musical Supplies, I received my Pedi case right away, and love it! It meets all my needs.
I tried the Warchal Brilliant cello strings after being disappointed with other brands I had tried on my current cello (Mirecourt c. 1890), which I have had for two years. The strings took 3-4 days to lose their edge, and about 7 days to stop stretching and settle in. The Brilliant strings are superb, comparable to the Larsen A and D that I used to favor on my previous cello (Germany, 1890), before they became so expensive. The cello I now have took over a year to really open up, but I was disappointed in the upper register. No longer. The Warchal Brilliant A and D are richer, with more projection, than I thought possible. The strings are even across all registers. They bring out the best in my instrument.
Chords are easy to play, in fact, the response is quick in general.
Beforehand, I had worried that they might have a rather "plastic" feel, but in fact, the feel under the hand is very similar to the metal core strings I have played my whole life. The only caveat I have is that with fine tuners, you have to turn twice as far to achieve the same change in pitch.
After a lot of research I decided to buy this set. My goodness I didn't know my chinese cello could sound that great. It brought so much brightnes, richness, so much tone, and even volume. I am thinking that this set is able to get the best out of my cello. I am very satisfied and don't intend to ever try another set. The only drawback is that because of that new super sound, a little wolf on D# showed up. So I had a wolf eliminator and now it is almost imperceptible. What surprised me the most was the A string. It has a dark and warm sound, which was what I was so desperate about. I hate mettalic sound, and all my previous strings were somehow mettalic to my ears. Also the C and G strings are so playable that it makes easy to get a piannissimo or fortissimo.
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This is a tough one. So far the Warchal brilliant set has been my favorite set on my cello so far. I play on an old German cello and these strings produce a tone that is wonderfully resonant, clear, and warm. The only problem I had with this set is that the A string does not last very long. I had changed it twice before I decided to go with the Warchal Prototype A string. I prefer the sound of the synthetic A but the prototype string is a good compliment to the rest of the set. As well it is not far off the sound of the synthetic string, and so far has held up to lots of use. I highly recommend the Warchal Prototype A along with the Brilliant D,G,and C strings.
It's incredible. It projects at least as much as the Magnacore Arioso D or Larsen Solo D, but it's brighter (not at all tinny, though), more responsive, longer-lasting, and much easier under the left hand; that is, if you apply the same horizontal force with your left hand, you will slide farther on the Versum Solo D. Nor does it buckle under pressure. Additionally, it has a very clear, focused, natural tone, not at all processed like Larsen D strings. Even so, I think it blends better with the Magnacore A than any Larsen D because of its brightness and clarity. The Versum Solo D is the most soloistic D string I have ever played. Note: there can be some surface noise for as much as a week after installing; totally worth it.
I put these on my instrument and have been very pleased. They have good projection, a full warm tone. Also like the feel of the strings. I've recommended them to a couple other friends and they too have been happy with them. I felt that the description of the strings from Jargar is reasonably accurate.
I was a long-time user of another, similarly shaped, much lower priced shoulder rest, but developed some upper back/neck pain and started looking into other options. It seems that for my particular set up this shoulder rest works better -- and I love that the feet don't seem to move (or to damage the instrument). Exceptionally lightweight, also. I would not have expected 1 oz to make such a difference, but the sound is much more focused and immediate. I agree with the previous reviewer that the instrument is more responsive than I have felt with other shoulder rests.
I really love these strings!! Warm, easy response, long lasting and powerful sound. They work really good on my 1997 viola. I prefer D medium, and C - D heavy. I haven't try A string, because for me the A is always Larsen.
We had a defective G silver string. Concord forwarded it to the US Pirazzi dealer, and the dealer replaced the entire set at no cost to us. Very impressed with their service.
First time i am trying them on ans i love them
I bought the regular Evah Pirazzi strings last year for my new viola hoping it would broaden my tone and sound. (It did). When I was in need for a new set I knew I could count on the Pirazzi series so I took the risk of buying the gold set. The C,G, and D strings have a more softer sound than the regular Pirazzi's but it did not prevent my viola from singing. While the normal Pirazzi's focus more on the bolder sound, the gold series focuses on soft, tender yet projectable sound. It makes me tear up every time I play with this set as it never fails to sing each note as I play. The Larsen A is a perfect combination with the Gold series as it doesn't whine as it gets higher. Rather, the A balances itself with the tender tone of the gold strings. The Larsen A can also reach very high ranges without losing its clarity! In addition to the great sound, the strings also have a great settling period as it only took the strings a day to settle! Yet another great product made by Pirastro! Highly recommend!!!!
I have used Vision for many years, first on an Ernst Heinrich Roth (Guarneri model) back in college, and now my current instrument by Ran Dim (Chicago, USA). While many newfangled strings have come on the market, any player looking for a long-lasting, consistent, and pitch-stable string with plenty of power should not overlook the regular Vision set from Thomastik. Despite it's lower cost, it offers many of the characteristics sought by those spending $80, $90, and more on string sets, and it doesn't have some of the rapid falloff in response or "crunchy" tone that occurs with some of today's premium sets.
I play on a modern instrument and I am already using a second set of Kaplan Amo Strings. I like them very much. I've tried Kaplan Vivo but found them too harsh and slow to respond. Before switching to d'Addario I used Obligato strings and I prefer Amo to Obligato primarily for the longevity of the former. I'd recommend these strings for their quick break in time, even sound through the registers and because they last somewhat longer than others I've had in the past.
Excellent balance of warmth and brilliance, sounds clear, response is very good, it is powerful and has great projection. Considering the international shipping it was pretty fast the delivering time. Matched very well my Spirocores. I narrowed down my string choices and online suppliers to the Jargar Special Forte A and Concord, i'm very happy with both.
great string E string, always speaks
The Eva Golds are resonant, powerful, and meaty. I think they are a big improvement over regular Eva's on my viola.
I did not know the string and I confess that I was afraid of acquiring them and did not correspond to the investment, but at the first pass of the bow the sound came out brilliantly.
I've been using Oliv strings for eight years and I love them! The C string in particular, has wonderful resonance and strong warm qualities. If you haven't played it before you have to get used to it as it is a thick string. If you and your cello like it, stay with it. Personally, I can never go back to steel again. I love gut strings!
Wanted to like this string as I have been a hesitant fan of the original Evah Pirazzi's (loud and tense but without a lot of warmth or color) and also like PI's but they're very expensive. Hoped this would be a good balance between the two but have never struggled so much with a G string before. Had a lot of difficulty playing parts of Wieniawski Polonaise in D and Zigeunerweisen that resolved upon changing strings. May be a good string for some but definitely not all.
Was skeptical at first of the "anti-whistle" technology and what sacrifices had to be made to achieve it, but I love this string (previously using the Evah Pirazzi Gold E string). Balances well with my Vision Titanium/Solo setup, makes double-stops easy, sings beautifully and has a brilliance and resonance I wasn't experiencing beforehand with the EPG E, although I'm not sure if that's due to the string going false or the string itself.
Great if you like Peter Infeld strings, which I had been experimenting with but trying to find a cheaper alternative to. Powerful and focused, though I am still trying to get used to them. A touch metallic/brash/harsh
Produces a sweet sound but I feel it's nothing special at that price
It's brighter and louder than the Eudoxa, though I'm not sure if the quality is any better than the Eudoxa. If you're doing pre-20th century music as a period music musician, you might want to use a pure gut. Or if you want to play most of the rep, try this or Eudoxa.
The set has been on for two weeks as of this review. They perform as advertised! A full, round (strong yet neutral IMHO) sound. Easy to play! Great dynamic contrast. Nice tension and feel under the fingers. No balance issues for me. Plenty of string length for my 16.5 inch viola fitted with a short (110mm) tailpiece. The strings did stretch quite a lot for the first two days, but have been rock solid since. Silkings are blue at the tailpiece, yellow up in the peg box. Swedish colors on Danish strings? Regardless, bravo Jargar! Will definitely get these again.
This backpack system is the best I have found. I carry my instrument all over New York City through train stations and crowded streets, and the Musilia case and backpack system alleviate shoulder tensions from carrying the case everywhere. There is also a pocket that fits oversized scores and a handy chair cushion. I also love the small pocket to hold rosin, rockstop, mute, etc. so that I don't need to put any accessories inside the case with the cello. If you don't have a Musilia case, it's worth buying one to use this system. The folks at Concord Music were extremely helpful and found a way to get it to me in two days.
I love my new luxitune string adjuster. The clear Swarovski crystal gives just the right amount of bling.
I have a Stainer copy, and I used to use other brand's strings. First time I had contact with PI I could not back to them, it was really striking, impacting. The durability is good, but I prefer other brands for E string.
Very fast delivery, just 5 BD (São Paulo, BR)
This is my "go to" A string for two of my violins. It maintains a nice full round sound but is also easier to play than the synthetics I used to use. It creates the perfect balance between my D and E strings. I really like it.
I like the Pirastro Gold upper strings for Baroque cello when not using open gut for one reason or another. They retain that gut sound and aren't too
overly refined. They hold pitch excellently and are a bit easier to get around the instrument on when one is moving quickly. It's a really good compromise. I just played the Goldberg Variations transcription on them where one really needs to get up and down the cello quickly, so a good compromise is called for in that, at least for me. Not that I like the transcription, by the way. It's sort of a travesty. But we don't always play only what we want....Ron Thomas