Sensicore strings are Super-Sensitive's string set for the "professional" player. They are made with a perlon core with a silver wrapped D and G. Each string comes individually sealed in plastic to reduce oxidation.
The silk wrapping is a nice Gold/Black at the tail end with the standard Super-Sensitive colors at the peg end. All of the eyelets (also known as balls) at the tail end are copper which is a recent change from the previous bronze colored.
The break in period was very fast. I had not one bit of a metallic edge to the strings when I put them on.
These strings are quite soft. They have a lower tension that most strings (Slightly higher than Dominants, but much lower that Evah Pirazzi). The strings felt quite smooth and polished right off the bat. It was easy to slide around on the strings will little to no "string sound" during shifts. Super-Sensitive says that they have excellent "elasticity." I usually just notice how heavy or light the tension is, but could definitely notice these strings being elastic. They are really easy to press down, but spring back swiftly.
The strings were split here. The D and G had a pretty neutral projection but as you moved to the A the string really started to sing and continued onto the E string. This made it very easy to play on the upper strings and not have to worry about a drop of projection that you often get when switching from a steel wire E to a perlon cored A.
Sensicore strings were very pleasant on my violin. the lower two strings sounded very silky with subtle overtones. The upper two strings were a bit brighter and although did not blend with the D and G it was a nice punch that I would look for in more professional/soloist strings. Many violinists use a metal A to help even out the blending to the E strings. I would not compere this A string to a metal string any day but it does act in the same way easing the transition to the E string.
The complexity stayed mainly in the lower positions of the instrument. When shifting up above 5th position on the G string I felt as if it lost some of its voice.
I did feel as if I was able to really control the intonation and character of the note very easily with these strings. I do not know what causes this, but the entire set seemed to accept any technique and pressure exerted from my bow. The strings seemed to also respond remarkably well to the smallest movements of vibrato or adjusting of pitch.
These are great strings especially for the price. At the time of this review cost about 1/3 of some "professional" strings out there. The strings transition well from a warmer lower end to a very brilliant upper register. Overall these are a good middle-of-the-road string that lets your instrument speak naturally as well as nice string that will give your instrument the warmth it may need if you are still using a "student" string.
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