It’s amazing! Fresh out of the box and without major adjustments, it already felt better than my previous one.
Overall, this shoulder rest opened up my sound and created more ring to my tone. It helped bring out my lower range with more resonance and clarity, and it’s SO LIGHT. I didn’t realize how heavy my viola was before the switch.
My viola feels more stable on my shoulder, and I’m now able to play with my left arm moving more freely and without restriction.
I will never go back.
I have used both the Virtuoso and Cannone strings on my violin, a Panormo strad model, 1820. The Virtuoso strings have a lovely sound under the ear and speak very well. An enjoyable string which speaks very well. I have tried both the medium and "Soloist" gauge Cannone strings. I much prefer the medium gauge. These strings have a wonderful bright, and yet rich sound with a lot of complex harmonics. If you have a bright, soprano sounding violin, you might think that a darker sounding string would be a good balance... however, the medium Cannone's have quality, more power than the Virtuoso's, and harmonics which make a bright violin really sing with a lot of power, ease of playing, and Quality of sound. Bravo to Larsen!
New strings sounded great, very well satisfied
They break in fast, and they stay in tune MUCH better than any other gut strings I’ve ever tried. They have the traditional warm tone the gut strings give you, of course... I’ve used them for several years now, and am really happy with them...
I have used both the A and D strings on my 1982 Roth cello. They produce a warm tone, but may take time to settle in. The A goes particularly well with Eva Pirazzi Soloist D string or set. The A string had a small diameter and had a variety of colors. It also projects well in forte passages. A great and surprisingly affordable string. The d string has a warm round sound.
A nice string. Excellent service from Concord as usual.
Evah Golds are one of my top favorite choices for great volume, deep, rich tone quality, ease of playing and sheer beauty of sound. And also very smooth and easy to finger. Even tone and depth across all four strings, they bring out the best in my cello.
I have tried many different strings over the years and I have found that there Eva Pirazzi Gold strings work well on average cellos as well as expensive, The provide a rich projecting sound that is pleasant to the player as well as the listener.
I'm highly recommend Perpetual. It's good sounding and tuning strings!!
Concord has been my go to for years. They are remarkably fast, I have always gotten what I ordered and the prices are good. Many thanks for the years of service!
Very ergonomic, very light, very strong. The best suspension system I've seen: the instrument barely touches the case but is well secured. The straps are also well designed and comfortable; you don't notice you're carrying a violin on your back. The outside surface of the case does scratch easily, but you'd rather scratch your case than your fiddle...
Strings are more than I could ever imagine!
The most warm, resonant sounding C string I've played on. Prefer the tungsten spiral over Versum Solo and Larsen Magnacore. Can't go wrong!
I ordered both the Jargar A and D Superior in the Forte gauge and I have been so happy with the qualities they have brought to my cello. My cello is on the darker side tonally and I feel that these strings allow my cello to keep it's natural color while giving it a boost in projection. Under the ear it sounds great and the strings are quick to respond to both left and right hands. Having played practically every A, D soloist string available(Permanent Soloist being my favorite prior to Jargar Superior), I will happily keep these strings on my cello going forward.
I tried this rosin on the basis of the product description. i recently acquired a wonderful modern cello ( 2013, and not played much at all, Evah Gold strings all around) and have been having good results with my old Liebenzeller. This rosin, however, is ( for me) exactly as described, the sound is amazingly silky and smooth. Bow changes are silent and effortless, and i think that my cello sounds richer, too. I am so happy i tried this rosin! ( i bought a small cake, it's pretty big, i don't seem to have to use too much. ) This rosin could probably smooth down a bright, edgy cello, or bring out the beauty in an older one.Thank you...
As always, service is excellent, price is great, and the strings are good. I have been a very happy customer since Concord started!
This new set is the third or fourth I have bought, so what I say is based on some experience.
I used to play on Pirastro Olive strings and I still think they are wonderful. But very often I couldn't even play one movement without having to retune; especially the A. So when I became aware of the existence of Passione (they even cost a little less!) I tried. They are not quite as easy to play as far as getting various different tones out of them, but still almost as easy. And they keep their tune through a whole rehearsal. So they solve a substantial practical problem.
I am now committed to these strings. I do not think I can do better--at least not on my violin.
The improved clarity is immense. The sound is so incredibly focused. The volume is identical to Evah Gold. No improvement at all. Tone is relatively full, not thin like Vision Ti strings. The strings resonate so much more, so I hear more (improved intonation). The quality of my violin is drastically improved. The E string is to be avoided. 27g Goldbrokat is better for only $1.65
I love this combo as a set! Julie at Concord knows I'm a complete string geek and I always enjoy chatting with her about the different strings that cellist enjoy.
It's taken me a while to find the perfect set of strings that compliment my instrument and playing. I suggested that this should be a package on the website and I was happy to see her list it immediately!
The A and D Evah Gold's have a very clear and crisp sound with a nice sense of warmth to them. I love the deep "buttery" sound of the Larsen Magnacore's on the G and C. They have a warmth and depth of sound that keeps on giving! I know each instrument can be different, but I have enjoyed this combo much more than the regular set of Larsen/Spirocores or any other string combo I have used. It's definitely worth the few extra dollars.
I've used these strings for the cello solos on CeCe Winan's recent grammy awarding-winning album, recording with Kelly Clarkson, solos for Destiny 2 and Mass Effect Andromeda video games.
The strings serve me well in the recording studio and concert halls where I can achieve various colors of sound. The response on my instrument is immediate and the projection is great. I hope other cellists enjoy them as much as I do!
After lots of shopping I decided on this Bam case. It’s exactly what I wanted. It’s sturdy, waterproof and lightweight. Thanks, Concord
I have been playing violin, cello and viola for a very long time, starting with violin in 1938. I have bought and still have dozens and dozens of different rosin brands and grades. I certainly have more than my luthier's store! I doubt you could name a rosin I don't have.
Without a doubt this Andrea Sanctus viola rosin is the best I have ever used for playing viola - and it is also wonderful for my violin bows. It not only provides for a powerful tone but also grips and releases well for off string strokes and for gently tapered playing. It also seems to last through a full rehearsal session without degrading. And it inspired me to purchase the cello grade as well - which seems to be equally fine.
Larsen Virtuoso Viola Strings have been the ONLY complete set of strings in which have worked for my viola. After trying practically EVERY set of strings on the market, the overall timbre is quite balanced (unlike most strings in which are primarily synthetic core at times lose their overtones and edge all too quickly), color/tonality is also quite easy to blend with other instrumentalists. It has been also quite amazing to listen back in recording sessions and even live that the strings can stay consistent in tone throughout the dynamic ranges of volume and texture. From the always reliable and enduring lifespan of the Larsen A string, to the new D, G, C Virtuoso Viola strings, I can now say that there are FINALLY strings that can live up to violists favorite A string. Thank you Larsen for such an amazing set of strings!
I play a intermediate level German workshop violin, which has a very focused central tone and does not produce much in the way of harmonics. I’ve settled on Alliance Vivace as my reliable set, adding warmth as well as a bit of sheen to the natural sound of the instrument. The AV’s are faster response than Obligato (very slow), but not the best choice for “fiddling” - better to go w/
Zyex for presto string crossing. But for my style, the Alliance enrich the tone of my instrument.
I bought this set in November and they have been the best string on my violin so far. I have tried so many different strings on this violin and I believe to have found the perfect set for my violin. My instrument has a darker tone and it compliments it very well. The E string isn't anything special in my opinion so I get the Warchel Amber E. I wish they would allow trading the E strings, but I understand that it is a new string.
As professional violinist, I recommend this violin mute, I tried many, but it's the best mute I have tried for far.
I much prefer this set to the standard Evah Pirazzi which I find too brittle sounding and high-tension for my violin. Obligato was nice, but I wanted something with a bit more punch. I strongly recommend this version of the set, with the Silver G. The Gold G has an interesting behavior where it has a slightly gut-like delay to the start of the sound. While the tone color is certainly fascinating, that delay makes it difficult to play next to the regular D string. I tried it for a week or two but it annoyed me too much and I went back to the standard Silver G. The only drawback is that upon degrading, they become very "crunchy" sounding, and it isn't really much of a smooth falloff either. Keep them on long enough and play them past the point of no return, and instead of just becoming indistinct and soft like other brands, these things can sound terrible.
Don't waste your money...on other expensive E strings! Goldbrokat's standard 26 E may be under two bucks, but it's one of the best sounding and long-lasting E strings on the market. Having tried many other options, including the fancy gold, platinum, whatever that is out there, I keep coming back to this one. I always have extras in my case pocket to give to colleagues and students when they are stuck without one at a gig, rehearsal, or concert.
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.