Strings of power and nuance
If you enjoy a string with great power, brilliance, and projection but want to avoid high tension, the new Larsen Virtuoso may be the string you’ve been looking for. Manufactured at a medium level of tension, the Larsen Virtuoso will allow your violin’s tone to blossom and open up its natural range of sonority, yet allow you to fill the concert hall with sound all the way to the back chairs. Soft feel under the fingers, yet extremely articulate and responsive. Synthetic core with fast settle-in time. Medium tension.
Consider me impressed ...
I've read some rave reviews on the Larsen Virtuosos, so when it came time to replace the strings on my Plowden, I decided to give them a try. Mind you, the prior strings were the Thomastik Dominants, in which I had no complaints. I have to say that I'm very impressed with the Larsen. Probably the biggest difference is more overtones, and the E string is definitely more brilliant. It sings way more than it ever did before. I couldn't be happier.
These strings are fantastic! I have tried several sets of various strings on my very dark sounding Holstein Bench Lord Wilton violin and these were the ‘ones’ that brought my violin to life! The lower end (G string) on my violin was having a bit of trouble getting the volume/projection of the other strings. I had also tried the Peter Infelds which were a close second, but seemed a bit too high tension for my instrument and we’re still not letting it open up all the way. These Larsen strings really made the lower end of my instrument brighten up and overall made the violin sing! These will be my choice of strings from now on.
Larsen virtuoso Violin String Set
After receiving 3 A strings, I finally got the 3rd replacement A string to stay on the peg without snapping and breaking. So, all 4 strings are on the violin and I am satisfied...thank you for sending 2 replacement A strings. Great service.
Larsen Virtuoso Violin String Set
To be honest I was expecting more from this set , But they really Did not sound well on my violin . I read that they needed some time to blossom , Two weeks later and somewhat better but not as good as the Helicore mediums I had on before , there is no magic , I will continue to use then but when they are done I will go back to Helicore medium !
As I was putting the strings on and just plucking to tune, I could tell they were beautiful mellow and smooth. I put the whole set on and I love the gorgeous tone. The E string is mellow and smooth. I have never had strings sound this beautiful. As usual the customer service at the Fiddlershop was top NOTCH and personal. I recommend this strings. I use them on my MJZ 905 violin. The are a superior in my opinion to the Larsen regular. As others have mentioned they play nice, sweet and soft and yet if a big sound is needed they really can blast a beautiful tone. Five Stars from me.
Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.