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High tension (Heavy)
3 to 5 days
Long scale, medium or high tension. For violas 16-16.5" back with a playing scale of 38cm(15") Kaplan Amo delivers warmth, richness, and flexibility for brighter instruments.
Kaplan Amo delivers warmth, richness, and flexibility for brighter instruments. Synthetic core produces a rich, powerful tone. Short break-in time and excellent bow response provides superb playability
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful
Pros: Kaplan Amo viola strings live up to the maker's description of being warm and responsive. The viola I chose them for is exceptionally mellow. The Kaplan retained this quality but added more volume and breadth.
Cons: Not really a con - the strings settled rapidly at first, then, about a week later, seemed to need more time. Since then,they now stay reliably in tune. The strings are described as having a "stranded core." This is not a problem as one rapidly adjusts to a different texture under the fingers. Oddly, it feels as though one is playing metal strings yet the sound and lower tension is similar to gut, but stronger.
Other: There is a different tactile feel between bow hair and string and the need for a little more rosin tan with other strings, Warchal Amber for instance.