I have been googling around the internet, but would like to ask if someone here could tell me a playerīs point of wiew, not just sellerīs.
I will get soon a new 4/4 (chinese) violin, should be quite good (though not special, as it wasnīt really expensive) and I thought changing strings would make it sound even better. Itīs described to have deep, dark sound (but you never know until try yourself) and Iīd enjoy it to be so, and along sweet and soft, not too loud (as Iīm not a concert violinist) and not too piercing. Sort of like a sound which is lovely to listen for also the neighbours which are forced to listen my practising, hehe.
My older one (3/4) has Pirastro Violino strings, which have a good sound, but I was thinking, maybe Iīd try something else for the new one.
In websites is told, you can choose different seriesīs strings to each place to make a perfect combination, or just replace the E string with more qualified one, but Iīm wondering, how can you choose, how to know which set together best, or is it just trying?
For example Evah Pirazzi has got a lot of good comments, but Iīm wondering is it "too much" to a player not really advanced yet?
Iīd like to hear recommends of good ones. My experience is only about Thomastic Dominant and Pirastro Violino yet.
Re: Which strings to choose, if have money for it? Evah Pirazzi? 03:37 on Thursday, July 10, 2008
I got the violin already, and it seems to be better than I first thought. I donīt like the strings, so theyīre definitely going to change. But itīs beautiful, and was cheap enough to get my money back anytime if selling it.
The violin is new, but it has quite deep and strong sound, only E-string I think is too bright and sounds somehow bad in my ear. The sound "vibrates" inside the violin in way I can feel it while playing (well, Iīve had 3/4 violin before, so maybe reason is only because itīs bigger and has bigger sound, but I havenīt felt it as much when tried my friendīs big violin before) and I think in good way. I canīt wait to see how it will be like with proper strings.
I already have ordered the Evah Pirazzi strings, as I hadnīt any answers sooner, so if there is something spesific about them or good tips, Iīd appreciate to hear. I think if I dislike the sound I can change them again after some while.