Tzigane strings offer a sound and response similar to gut strings, providing a broad range of tonal colors. A complex, rich tone with good focus and projection. These strings are highly recommended for instruments that tend to be bright and have a simple/uninteresting sound.
Larsen Tzigane violin strings, without exaggerated tension, are built on a newly developed multi-filament nylon core. Tension creates volume rather than carrying power. The unique combination of overtones makes for a quality sound not unlike that of a great singer - a sound that carries while, at the same time, is pleasant to the ear of the player.
- E - Carbon Steel
- A - Nylon Core, Aluminum Wound
- D - Nylon Core, Silver Wound
- G - Nylon Core, Silver Wound
- Loop End
- Ball End
- Medium (Recommended)
- Strong (Stark)
- Full Size Only
their growing on me
Strings packaged well, order was filled and mailed quickly. USPS fell down on the job completely - delivery was greatly delayed. Strings themselves seemed edgy and metallic at first, but I’m liking them better after a week of playing. Sound is more silvery than I anticipated, but also blends easily, which is what I was seeking.
Fiddlershop is the only place I found the "stark" strings. The Larsen Tziganes are the best strings for my brilliant violin. The E is the ONLY one of all I tried that did not whistle! They settle quickly, stay in tune and last well. Whatever I need Fiddlershop is my "go too" place!
These strings liked my violin
The violin I put these on seems to be a bit picky. I have multiple instruments and have tried different strings on this excellent Chinese instrument. It liked Obligatos and Evahs, hated Peter Infeld Pi and Evah Golds, all strings I have used with great success on other instruments. So I thought I'd try these out. They seem to fit nicely. As a newer violin I wanted something that would mellow out this instrument and darken the G string. These seem to do the trick. Picking strings is a bit of an adventure, as what works well on one may be uninspiring on another violin. These did not disappoint.
Larsen is not a brand that’s available everywhere but they’re worth seeing out. The Dominants my violin came with sounded sterile and uninviting. Fiddler Shop had an easy solution with a well designed web site, the right inventory and free shipping. I will do business with Fiddler Shop again.
Very good strings
I typically change strings every 4 to 6 months so the last few years I have tried several different sets of strings from gut to steel and synthetic core I have found several of them to be good strings good sound and stabe on staying in tune this goes for gut strings also, once broken in they stay in tune very well, unless large temp / humidity Variations are encountered. Theses strings took about 3 days to streatched in, and on my old fiddle, they seem to allow it to speak with a warm clear voice yet has good power when you dig in, I do believe these will be my go to strings for this fiddle, just a very fine set of strings. Mark
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