Wondertone Solo (Pirastro)
V. Speights (7/3/14)
I am a violinist studying at a university, and I elected these strings because they were very low tension and because synthetic core has great tuning stability. When I asked the company for information on the tension of the strings, they just told me it was very low. The strings are very easy in my left hand, because of their flexibility, but for this same reason it the tone often "cracked" or "skidded" under the weight of the bow. This is very troubling for any student wanting to develop their right hand technique on such an inconsistent string. However, my professor has often commented on their sweetness of tone, and said that they complement our recital hall beautifully. It is sad to see them go, but within 3-4 months they began to go false and even unravel, and in my within my budget and schedule that simply won't do.
R. McDonnell (3/30/14)
Wondertone solos are one of Pirastro's new core strings. Like it's stablemates obligato, evah pirazzi, and violino, it has a big, distinct sound with plenty of warmth and ring. The sound is quite focused. In a way, the set is similar to Thomastik's vision solo line. The tension of the set is a touch high for my taste. The response is not quite as fast as I would like. They are stable strings that settle quickly and show their true colors early. Not my all time favorite set but very good nonetheless.
D. Martins (2/24/14)
This review is on the A string, then when i use the set back and give my full opinion. These strings resolved instantly, they are amazing. To put them, sufficed few laps and was already tuned. I felt at first an explosion of colors that had not seen in any other rope. The sound is clear and despite being soil was not high. But the modulation is very easy to obtain. It is easier to play as dominant. The sound is round and soft, velvety but not as obbligato. The tuned is stable. She is very stable. Want to test out the set.