Superior This is a brand new set from Jargar. On their site it reads that “The warmth and color is a truly extraordinary blend resulting in a fantastic natural violin sound. Every audience can enjoy a full projective sound with the combination of a unique core."
They only come in one tension and have a removable ball on the E string to fit different fine tuners.
The black and gold packaging the strings came in is very nice giving the installation a very elegant if not superficial feel. The wrapping at the tail end is just a solid light blue color.
After installing the string they stretched out a lot the first day. I don’t remember having to tune that much on the first day in awhile but after only one day they were almost completely settled in.
The strings are very polished and feel very nice under the fingers. The strings are thinner than other synthetic strings and feel similar to some higher tension strings being possibly a tiny bit less than ones like Evah Pirazzi.
I did have a lot of whistling on my E string. Now that is more of a bow control issue and not something that is solely the fault of the string. If that is something that you struggle with the E string might be one piece of the set that will be difficult to work with
These are wonderful sounding strings. I would not call them bright but not neutral either. I felt they allowed my instrument to have a natural tone but spoke very clearly as well. Often with strings that allow my instrument’s natural tone to sound you get a bit of grit underneath but these are very clean. All the way up the fingerboard especially on the E string the tone barely changes. The tone often fades out a bit on the high end of my G-string but it strays quite well with these strings.
Yes these strings can sing. Don’t expect them to be the loudest strings you have ever used but enough to be noticed. These could be used by a soloist as well as a chamber musician.
I was having trouble pinning down how to describe these strings. They felt like a mix between the neutral tone of Dominants mixed with the clarity of Evah Pirazzi. These would not be ideal if you were looking to adjust your sound. They don’t seem to want to brighten up or darken any part of my instrument. It’s nice to find a set that seems balanced without trying to make my instrument sound like something it is not.
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