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Violin, Viola & Cello String Reviews

Violin string reviews, viola string reviews and cello string reviews as well as feedback on accessories for bowed string instruments.

You can also visit individual string & product pages to read reviews--click on the product name in the review to go directly to that page.

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Very rich and complex tone, and a quicker response than you’d expect. I also like the low tension, which I find gives more resonance. These strings feel, well, alive — which they actually were in a previous incarnation.

perfect strings

sempre usei a combinação larsen/spirocor tungstênio, porém a Versun superou, equilíbrio total entre as cordas, volume com qualidade sonora, meu cello que tinha um lobo forte principalmente na corda sol quarta posição com a Versum praticamente sumiu, gostei muito da tensão excelente; timbre maravilhoso sem igual!! os harmônicos soam claramente, brilhante e com muita definição. Tenho um cello moderno feito a mão em 2006, foi a melhor corda que já usei nele.
Parabéns!!

I’ll stick with it

Good grab with moderate application, does not brighten or darken the tone of my instrument. Easier to get a good lasting balance than some other rosins I’ve used in the past.

Great String and great service!

The flexibility and reliability of the Dominant light weight strings are excellent. Thank you Concord Musical Supplies for stocking these!

Eva Pirazzi

Great strings, fit my violin the best. I use it for about two years now, and I am very happy for this choice.

Superb rosin

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...

Perfect

As always, service is excellent, price is great, and the strings are good. I have been a very happy customer since Concord started!

Excellent strings and great service as always!

Evah Pirazzi soloist,cello
Excellent strings and great service from Concord, as always!

Great brand of strings!

I've experimented with various strings over the years, since my violin needs toning down in the upper register and firming up in the lower. I'd originally tried a Warchal Brilliant G and liked it, but knew those would probably be too bright for the other strings. Then I bought a set of the Karneols, and they were smooth but a bit lackluster on my violin. The Ametysts sound surprisingly even across all my strings (the E is good but a bit too bright, so I use a Hill instead). They provide a well-supported sound that's a bit more "special" than what I get with Helicores, but still allow me to blend in an orchestra. I've always received excellent service from Concord and am pleased that they carry the Ametysts (Shar does not).

Fantastic!

Wonderful strings with a warm rich tone! I enjoy them best with a pirazzi platinum or a jargar E!

Not what I expected

This low B string was put on my modern five string bass, along with a full Permanent set. Compared to the other Permanent strings, the low B is sluggish and quite dark in tone. While the tone seems rather full, the volume is severely muted in comparison the the other strings in the set. In crossing from the E string to the low B, a sudden change in bow is required and the string is very slow to respond. Pirastro seems to have a problem with their concept of the low B string. Having tired many different Pirastro low B strings, I can honestly say that I have wasted a good deal of money. This may be the best one so far, but I wish it would vibrate better, faster and have more projection and I would hope for a low C instead of being limited to the B.

G Gut string Passione SOLO

This is an excellent gut string with a velvet like sound. As you play, you can feel the vibration of the string at your fingertips which makes you believe there is life in them. The fourth string has great depth and warmth of sound. I currently combine Thomastik-Infeld strings with a Hill E string.

Excellent E String

For far one of the best e strings. The sound is warm and clear.

String Review

Very happy with this purchase

String Review

Very happy with this purchase

The neck is hurting

My teen girl can't wear this stripe at all by walking or biking for her violin. Totally disappointed

The neck is hurting

My teen girl can't wear this stripe at all by walking or biking for her violin. Totally disappointed

Excellent compromise

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.

Excellent compromise

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.

Dominant G string

I have always used Dominant Strings for my violin and I encourage my students to use them as well. Despite the many options on the market, this string consistently produces the sound I seek on my instrument. I am always pleased with how good they sound on the student instruments as well.

Dominant G string

I have always used Dominant Strings for my violin and I encourage my students to use them as well. Despite the many options on the market, this string consistently produces the sound I seek on my instrument. I am always pleased with how good they sound on the student instruments as well.

Great service

Concord's website was easy to use. The prices are the best available. Service was efficient and communication excellent. I received the strings only two days after placing the order with free shipping and no special delivery charges.

Great service

Concord's website was easy to use. The prices are the best available. Service was efficient and communication excellent. I received the strings only two days after placing the order with free shipping and no special delivery charges.

Best out there

I use the 27g. The sound is clear and bright. Better than anything else I’ve ever tried. No need to pay $15 for platinum or gold plating. Even wound isn’t worth it. They don’t improve the sound. They just make the string surface sticky and in-shiftable.

Best out there

I use the 27g. The sound is clear and bright. Better than anything else I’ve ever tried. No need to pay $15 for platinum or gold plating. Even wound isn’t worth it. They don’t improve the sound. They just make the string surface sticky and in-shiftable.