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By far the vision solo silver D and G strings are my favorites. I was not crazy about the A that came with the set because so swapped with a heavy gage Jargar A (blended better even than the Larsen A). The C string is ok but prefer the warmth and projection of a Tungsten rope core over silver. Vision would make my day if they came out with a Tungsten C string!
I am new to Pirastro strings in general. I am also new to using gut strings on my solo/chamber music concert instrument, though I have used gut strings on a baroque viola in the past for a Brandenburg 6 performance.
I have not tried a new brand of strings for years, but, recently, one of my friends mentioned that Eudoxa strings have beautiful sound that he especially liked, and I decided to try... I think I am now going to completely "convert" to using Eudoxa strings from now on. They allow me to explore and produce more sophisticated sound colors than my previous strings, and the instrument now sounds warmer, deeper, and "sweeter" if I want it to sound like that.
I find the strings incredibly responsive. They allow me to play in very fast tempi both in slurs and in separate strokes with a great clarity.
I should have tried Pirastro Eudoxa earlier! Highly recommended!
Loving my new GEWA Air 1.7 violin case! Incredibly light!
Dominant strings Medium Synthetic Core seem to have a much fuller sound from the previous set that were replaced. My daughter helped me string them and tuned them with 5ths temperament setting. This seemed to make a difference in the overall tuning quality. Thanks for the speedy
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Wanted a good bottom set of strings without the tension of most good Tungsten. I finally opted to buy Versum Solo G & C. This cello is a nice German instrument but not a high end name or model and about 70 years old. I had been using Kaplan which worked well but were a little soft in power and response. The Versum Solo are quite a change with more focus and power. The C has dramatically increased in response and grit. The G is a better option but not quite as pleasing as the C. Strings are only a few days in. I now have all Versum on this cello. I'm going to try the Versum Solo on my Italian cello when time comes to change. The less tension is noticeable which was my main objective, so I am pleased the chance I took worked out well. It doesn't always.
It’s a beautiful, warm C string that really sounds like a VIOLA! Not a trumpet blasting or a fluffy cotton ball. Easily my favorite C string I’ve every tried.
Versum Solo A and D stings combined with Spirochore Tungsten G and C are a great pairing. The Versum have a quick, easy response and the tone is warm, yet has a strong, clear edge. The harmonic overtones are richer and more present with greater clarity of intonation. Combined, the Versum and Spirochore enhance all the great qualities my cello already possesses: darkness, depth, power, and a complex color palate. I couldn't be happier!
I have found these to be exceptional strings. They come very close to or surpass some of the way more expensive “top two bottom two” sets. I’ve always been partial to having the same string across all four, and these SO deliver. Smooth as silk, plenty powerful and easy response, they make my 22 year old Bulgarian just sing. Wonderful depth and complexity. And easy on the budget, an added plus.
I recommend it, its amazing, very sensitive and works great. The weight is very light. The termination of the tuner is very delicate and fine. The string works perfect on it.
I played the Evah Pirazzi for over 30 years and switched then to the Gold strings. I liked the Gold little better than the Evahs for a while but found that these strings are lacking two things: wide range of dynamic and complexity in sound. They were a little too plane for my taste. So I gave the perpetuals a try: I loved the complexity in sound right away but was really impressed by the great range of dynamics. Playing in ppp the sound still is focused, clear and very pleasant, playing ff the sound is big and still does not lose it's complexity. For me these are the best strings yet. I did not try the E-string but use still the gold E from Evah Pirazzi. Since I am so pleased with the Gold-E I did not want to spend the money trying the perpetual E. May be some day. In my opinion you would need a fine violin to fully appreciate the perpetuals.
These strings are fantastic! I bought these strings for my daughter as her teacher had tried them and highly recommended them. She says they are the best strings ever! Concord Musical Supplies was great to deal with and delivery was prompt. Thank you so much!
This is the warmest, roundest sound you can get! Olivs are also the brightest of the Pirastro gut family. All its gauges offer very similar qualities but because these are also the thickest of all strings, people may prefer the lowest gauge to try them. If you haven't played on gut before but you really want to try them, be sure to play in an environment of stable relative humidity, as the gut will shrink and the wounding silver will loosen and "rattle" if you live in a dry place. (I live in West Texas so I have to have humidifiers running 24/7 in my house and office). Gut may not be for everyone, but once I started playing on these Olivs eleven years ago, I never went back to steel. My cello (old French) loves gut!
I wanted to try this string because any other C string I have tried on my cello has lacked satisfaction. This string opened up the bass substantially AND it sound amazing. Warm and no metallic harshness. I liked it so much that I ordered the G string a day later and now my cello sounds like it has a sound supercharger installed. The only thing is that it is a bit sluggish, but once you get used to it, it is very rewarding.
This E string is the best for my violin. I have been using it for many years. It is tried and true.
I have been looking for the perfect strings for years and I think I just might have found them. The combination of power, response, and complex overtones which these strings provide are stupendous.