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Absolute beginner, looking for advice on strings and bow.

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Absolute beginner, looking for advice on strings and bow.    05:24 on Sunday, September 29, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

BenGlass
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Hello. After 10 years of being a musician and wishing I had learned to play the cello instead, I made an impulse buy on eBay and now own a 4/4 cello (Antoni acc35 is the make and model).

I got a pretty good deal, but it came without strings and a bow.

I have a budget of around £150 to get everything I need. I'm an absolute beginner at the cello so my main aim is to get it up and running, but I'm hoping to get the best value for money that I can.

Couple of related questions: how long do strings generally last? Would it be better to start with cheap strings and a slightly better bow, then upgrade the strings when I come to change them? I've seen a few people buy strings individually from different brands, is that preferable to buying a complete set, or should I not worry about that this early on?

Thanks, any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Absolute beginner, looking for advice on strings and bow.    11:10 on Thursday, November 14, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

kimuz
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Hello

That is preferable to buy a complete set. Jargar medium is very good and not too expensive.
And they last arround 1 year

A good website below

http://www.dolceforte.eu/cello_contrabas_altviool_vioolsnaren_4.php?keuze1=cello&keuze2=4/4&keuze3=Jargar&keuze4=jargar&figuur=jargar%20cello.jpg

Yours

Hervé Chiapparin
http://www.youtube.com/user/chiapparin

   

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