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Dominant These strings are regarded as the 'reference standard', Dominant strings, made with a highly flexible, multi-strand Perlon core, provide the tonal warmth and feel of a gut string while being impervious to changes in humidity. The sound is soft, clear and rich in overtones and intonation is stable. It is the world's most popular string! Available in medium, stark (heavy), and weich (light) tension.
Infeld Red Wound on an advanced synthetic core, Infeld strings are designed to cover the entire tonal spectrum, enabling players to achieve string by string tonal preferences without the headaches of uneven string to string tensions. Removable ball on E strings. Infeld Red is designed to create a powerful, warm tone, excellent for soloists.
Infeld Blue Infeld Blue is designed to create a powerful, brilliant and focused sound. Using Infeld violin strings, players can achieve tonal preferences in a single string brand. Removable ball on E strings. Infeld Blue is designed to create a powerful, warm tone, excellent for soloists.
Spirocore Steel rope core interior of the string reduces stiffness and improves elasticity giving a warm and balanced tone. A reliable, long-lasting all-around string. All chrome steel wound on steel rope core unless otherwise noted. Many cellists use this Spirocore G and C string in chrome, sterling silver or tungsten.
Vision Vision strings use advanced synthetic core technology, are easy to play, settle-in in just a few hours, offer exceptional tuning stability, are more durable than most synthetic core strings and respond quickly. Vision: Clear, brilliant, and focused tone. Vision Heavy: Clear, open and dark tone our warmest synthetic core string.
Vision Solo The Vision Solo violin strings feature a technically advanced formulation to produce a blend of exceptional performance and playing characteristics. They offer a brilliant, round yet well-defined “soloistic” tone while producing great warmth and projection. Vision Solo also offer focus, clarity and energetic, intense projection.
Vision Titanium Titanium strings use advanced synthetic core technology, are easy to play, settle-in in just few hours, offer the same great tuning stability, are more durable than most synthetic core strings and respond quickly. Vision Titanium Solo strings offer a powerful, dark and focused tone. The Titanium Solo strings are excellent for solo and chamber performers.
Vision Titanium Orchestra Vision Titanium Orchestra strings are targeted to orchestra players as well as chamber music players. The strings have been developed to replace gut strings and can be mixed and matched with synthetic core strings and pure gut strings.
Spirit! Behind each string of the SPIRIT! string line for violin is the fundamental idea that making music should bring you joy. The amateur and the aspiring music enthusiast alike, both, will discover the right features in this string line, giving you everything you need to produce a distinguished sound for every kind of music.
Wondertone Gold Label Produces a beautiful, rich, rounded tone, made in larger tolerances than Eudoxa without gauges (medium only), making them more economical. The Gold Label E is the ‘reference standard’ for violin E strings.
Evah Pirazzi Truly outstanding with rave reviews from professionals demanding the best in power and quality. The Evah’s are a synthetic core string with warm tonal characteristics. They offer a wide dynamic range, intense and brilliant colorations, and quick response.
Obligato Warm, brilliant, clear and focused sound. Powerful tonal volume, yet flawless character throughout all dynamic ranges. The Obligato’s synthetic core is extremely stable and resistant to changes in humidity and temperature.
Tonica Top synthetic string delivers big tone and rich overtones. Terrific response even at pianissimo. This string will not crack under heavy bow pressure.
The ‘stark’ gauge is higher tension, powerful sound, and uses more bow pressure. The ‘stark’ Tonica is very close to the Thomastik Dominant sound.
Eudoxa This string is for orchestral and chamber musicians. Produces a warm, soft, far-carrying sound; exceptional durability, tonal characteristics and response.
Flexocor and Flexocor Originals Widely used by bass players. The Pirastro Flexocor strings have a typical warm orchestral tone and short sustain. They have easy response and are especially suited for arco playing. Bow pressure will need to be adapted to gauge.
Permanent Pirastro Permanent strings are steel strings with classic playing characteristics. Warm, powerful sound with fantastic response and projection.
Peter Infeld Offer a rich spectrum of sound colors with a blend of power and elegance. The Peter Infeld (PI) violin E strings are available in Tin, Gold, and the first ever Platinum plated.
Passione Gut core strings for violin, Steel wound strings for Viola, cello and double bass, Medium Gauge. Passions are especially being used by cello players.
Prelude Solid steel core string that is durable and not affected by temperature and humidity changes. Prelude strings have a clear, bright sound without the shrill sound of traditional steel strings, and have a quick bow response.
Pro-Arté This nylon core string is resistant to humidity and temperature changes, with a reasonable break-in period. Pro-Arte strings have a warm sound and a good bow response.
Helicore Helicore’s multi-strand, twisted steel core strings have a small string diameter, providing a quick bow response. Thanks to special manufacturing techniques, Helicore strings have a warm, clear sound with excellent pitch stability and longevity. This string have become a favorite of violists, cellists, and bassists.
Zyex Zyex contains a synthetic material created for stability in drastic climatic conditions. This string settles in faster than any other synthetic material. Zyex strings have a warm sound and good bow response.
Kaplan Warmer strings that blend well from top to bottom. The violin strings feature a non-whistling E string. The newly designed viola A string allows a better match with warmer sounding bottom strings. The cello set allows heavy bow pressure without losing sound clarity while playing pianissimo.
Helicore Hybrid and Helicore Pizzicato for Bass Only Helicore’s multi-strand, twisted steel core strings have a small string diameter, providing a quick bow response. Helicore strings have a warm, clear sound with excellent pitch stability and longevity.
Standard Made in Denmark. Their bright sound nicely complements gut and tungsten wound synthetic strings. Available in medium, forte (strong) and dolce (soft).
Tzigane Designed with a new composite fiber core that offers a sound similar to gut. 4/4, medium.
Magnacore A wonder string for Cellists! Larsen Magnacore Tungsten Cello strings perfectly complement Larsen A and D strings. Magnacore are available for cello G and C strings.
Virtuoso If you enjoy a string with great power, brilliance, and projection but want to avoid high tension, the Larsen Virtuoso may be the string you’ve been looking for.
Jargar strings use a special, flexible steel core to produce a warm, brilliant, and powerful tone.
Alliance Offers a rich, focused and clean sound from high to low position, playing very easily with fast and accurate response under both high and low bow pressure. The high tech composite core material offers a classic sound and strong projection.
Cantiga Cantiga strings have a core made from a brand new polymer, which is totally different from nylon.
Crystal Stabilon (synthetic) core. Excellent balance and volume, easy playing, immediate response.
Made in Sweden. Steel core. Bright, powerful sound.
High Quality synthetic core strings.
Ametyst strings offer a pure and focused sound which is brighter than Karneol. Although they are intended for better instruments, they will improve the sound of all levels of violins.
They have a synthetic core, and normally take approximately three days to achieve tuning stability and optimum tone quality.
The Brilliant advanced synthetic core set is intended for players who seek the most projecting sound. It also offers quick tuning stability. Synthetic core strings need about three to four days to settle in before achieving full tone quality. Two D strings are available: hydronalium which provides a projecting sound with plenty of attack when needed, or silver, which provides a warmer and mellower sound.
The Karneol string set produces well-balanced velvety tones, giving warmth and texture to your sound. They have a synthetic core, and normally require three days to achieve tuning stability and optimum tone quality.
The Amber string set has been developed with the aim of achieving the sound quality of the best gut strings without any tuning instabilities. The set features W-Core®, a completely new core material developed by our Research & Development team. The sound is rich and warm, but still has texture. The strings also feature a distinctive high quality silking design.