prefer Steel strings. Although
Synthetic core, and gut core strings exist, these are rarely
used other than for specific, or unique purposes. Popular A
and D strings have a solid steel core, such as Jargar, Larsen,
Passione, Kaplan Solutions. Popular G and C strings have a
stranded metal core, such as Spirocore, Helicore, Bel Canto.
decades, Cellists used Jargar A and D with Spirocore G and
are many alternatives with these brands. In fact,
new strings on the market have these mixed construction type.
Pirastro Permanent, Pirastro Evah Pirazzi, Bel Canto, and Pirastro
Flexocore are examples of this. So, players don't have to purchase
two different brands of strings to get this arrangement of
products. Sets that are designed like this work very well as
a set. Mixing brands can produce complications with tone and
response, especially when playing double-stops between two
strings of different brands.
out our new Custom Sets of strings for Cello. Through
a special arrangement with some of the major string manufactureres,
we are able to offer an extra discount on sets of strings that
feature popular combinations. A good example would be Larsen
A and D with Spirocore G and C. Click HERE for
Cello custom sets.
news for small Cellos. Strings
for small cello were limited to simple, steel strings until
recently. Finally, serious players needing a professional quality
string choice for small instruments have choices. Pirastro
offers Evah Pirazzi in small sizes, as does Larsen. The new
Larsen fractional sized strings are truly amazing, and priced
very moderately to make them accessible to everyone. Helicore
is also a step-up brand that is available in small sizes. For
budget fractional sized strings, there are many choices, but
D'Addario Prelude and Pirastro Piranito are recommended, popular