$ 38.39 $ 33.25
$ 38.39 $ 33.25
Jargar Young Talent Violin Set
Reviewing strings is subjective but here's my take and how they sound and perform on my particular violin (intermediate, modern chinese made violin; warm, clear tone.) My violin likes a low tension, middle of the road sounding string. I usually use Dominants with the Pirastro Gold E or Vision Titanium Orchestra, however; Dominants don't last long enough and Vision Orchestras are very expensive, so I thought I'd try these. The Jargar strings are a nice set. They are warm with a nice punch to them. The tension is moderate; not quite as soft as Dominants but still easy on the fingers. I had to switch the E string for my go-to Pirastro Gold because the Jargar E is too loud for practice. It's their standard E that a lot of people use with Dominants and it works well with them but with the Jargar E made the set too loud under my ear. The Pirastro E toned down the volume. The G string is thick and may lack clarity for some people. The D string was considerably thinner than the G and took longer to stay in tune than the rest of the strings. It sounded "off" at first but settled down after about an hour of playing. The A string is the best of the set. It has a nice smooth tone. Overall the set is warm, full, and punchy with a little metallic sheen to give it some character. I usually like a string with more clarity so I probably won't buy them again and double stops in old time fiddle are harder with these but they are fine for Irish fiddle style. I had to use my baroque bow to give them more clarity and focus; my modern bow added to the muted and woolly sound. If you need a student level affordable string with less volume and more clarity, probably go for Violino strings but if not, these will work fine.
These are brand new strings from Jargar. They have a synthetic core and they could again easily go against the Tonica's or Dominants. They have a nice smooth and warm tone with a good bow response. It is funny that they are being marked as a student level string and I don't see any reason for any player to not try these. I have nothing but praise for this set.