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Larsen Tzigane Violin Strings, Set


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Tzigane strings have a lower tension than the regular Larsen strings to produce a more gut like response. They are designed to give an authentic sound to traditional European folk or gypsy music.

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All strings are ball end, full size, medium tension unless specified.

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03/10/2012 10:55
Gateshead, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Not bad, but not really for me.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Decent sound, average price for what you get.

Cons: Not as powerful sounding as the regular Larsen strings. The A string often produces a very scratchy sound. Could just be me of course, but it seems a lot less forgiving than the other strings. They're also a little brighter than I prefer, on my handmade chinese violin.

Other: They're not bad, but I won't be replacing them with more tzigane's when I come to change them, which will probably be a little earlier than strictly necessary.

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11/04/2011 18:08
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Not as special as I'd hoped.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: The D and G stings are responsive. The whole set were playable immediately, no breaking in or weird metallic sounds like Dominants. I like the tone of the D and G.

Cons: The A string is a bit weak-sounding. The packaging is OTT, with wax seals on the envelopes; it all has to be paid for.

Other: I don't think I'll be getting these again: apart from the break-in period, they seem pretty much like Dominants. But everybody's styles, experiences and instruments are different.

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22/06/2016 17:04
Norwich, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Lower tension strings of mixed quality.

Pros: I bought them to help with playing false harmonics and the lower tension makes it indeed a little easier to play them. I like the A and E string, pleasant sound and very clear. They sound quite different from other strings.

Cons: The G string does not sound very good in higher positions. I would not use them again for that reason.

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20/03/2015 12:06
Reading, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Powerful but twangy

Pros: Powerful. Nice sonorous G-string.

Cons: Sound somewhat "twangy" - if you know what I mean. Indeed seem to require a lot of rosin, which I don't like.

Other: OK for now, but probably would not buy again.

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10/03/2014 22:32
Crieff, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

good strings, but stretchy, not too expensive

Pros: warm sound

Cons: terribly stretchy

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30/01/2014 23:59
strabane, United Kingdom


good sounding strings nice tension
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: happy with these strings better and more even than dominants once in tune always in tune my third set of these sweet warm melow nothing harsh or hoarse good for 8-10 months 2-3 nights a week playing traditional irish music tried thomastic spiracore dominants daddarios enfild blues all different but ok evah pirazzi brilliant strings but to dear and dont last so its been larsen for me with no regrets

Cons: wee bit slow reaction on the d-g strings for reels but not a problem when you get used to the strings not realy a con but noticable

Other: changed my rosin from normal black hidershine to gustave bernardel what a difference

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19/08/2013 17:29
London, United Kingdom


Not suited to beginners
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice warm tone on G and D strings

Cons: I found the A string more prone to scratches and squeals, compared to other's I've tried. I wouldn't recommend these to relative beginers like me who are already prone to producing unpleasant sounds!

Other: Thicker than other strings I've tried, I prefer the Prims I have now switched to.

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07/05/2013 12:55
Northampton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Beautiful strings - smooth warm sound

Pros: Sound is wonderfully smooth, E string beautiful no harshness or squeeks. Strings don't require too long playing in - stable in different temperatures. Expressive, adaptable and suitable for any type of music.

Cons: the A string loses its richness quicker than the other strings.

Other: Since I found these have not used any other type of string.

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28/09/2011 21:46



Pros: amazing, sound really good even when brand new. nice and loud, rich tone.

Cons: the ball ends wouldnt fit in my adjusters, should have got loops

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07/05/2011 15:09
ELY, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Probably better for folk music !
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: These strings seemed quite bright with pizz.

Cons: I was advised to try these by a musical colleague as they are meant to be more 'gut like', but unfortunately they did not suit my violin and were not mellow enough. I probably should have given them a bit more time to settle but with a major event coming up decided to put my trusty Evah Pirazzi's back on.

Other: I'm sure with the right instrument these would be nice strings. The tone would probably suit folk type playing.

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