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Larsen Viola String, A

Larsen

4.8 from 16 reviews
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Description

Chrome steel on solid steel core. Ball or loop end

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


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Alan
09/10/2013 13:08
EXETER, United Kingdom

Beginner

A full, straight-forward sound....
5 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: This is a strong, powerful-sounding, high quality steel core string – yet full, quite warm and well- rounded, almost 'solid-sounding', but never tinny or strident at all. It’s not a particularly complex sounding (on my Viola anyway) but I’m pleased I decided to trial it. It’s a reliable and predictable open A sound and that’s nice. It was recommended to me as a replacement for my Obligato as I wanted to try and get a ‘firmer’, stronger sounding ‘A string sound’ on my Viola. Blends well overall, but was initially a bit more of a jump from the ‘D’ string sound than I thought it would be – but has settled now and blends well.

Cons: A much thinner string than the Obligato ‘A’ that it replaced (although both medium tension steel core strings but the Obligato with Aluminium winding and the Larsen with Chrome winding) – almost reminiscent of a very cheap steel violin ‘E’ string cheese cutter under the finger (to a viola player anyway!)– will take some getting used to for me as harsher under the finger, but I like the reliable “power sound”.

Other: Came with a bridge protector tube which I didn’t use because my bridge already had a protector tab in place for the A string – but given this is a thin string by Viola ‘A’ string standards - it does cut in to the bridge somewhat, so I’d use it in future. Not particularly relevant, but nice packaging from Larsen – the faux wax seal on the packet was a nice touch! Check out the manufacturer’s website – very interesting!

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Michael
27/02/2011 19:46
Wickford, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Larsen still my favourite Viola A
5 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: Reliable, stays in tune when playing and in the case, good tone throughout range, easy to speak at higher registers, good range of power at all registers, long lasting, works well with other makes of string, responds with sympathetic resonance to other makes.

Cons: No cons

Other: Still my favourite A string after trying many others.

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Peter
07/03/2012 10:04
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A good viola A
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: More substantial sound than a synthetic A and blends well with Dominant C,G,D.

Cons: Nothing.

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Shan
14/06/2011 14:07
Bedford, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Settles in very quickly and an amazing sound. My favourite a string.

Cons: Nothing.

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Wladimir
07/11/2016 16:29
Kaštel Gomilica, Croatia

Professional

The string has a brilliant sound.

Pros: Larsen a string medium tension is very bright, it gives your instrument a brilliant solo sound rather like e string on violin.

Cons: Could be cheaper.

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Pamela
05/07/2016 20:08
Bewdley, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Nice

Pros: Prefer the tone to the evah pirazzi

Cons: None

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B
04/08/2015 00:39
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Professional

Works well for me with obligato lower strings.

Pros: Sounds great on my viola combined with DGC obligato's. Settles in very quickly and has a warm, clear, bell like tone that carries well. A good alternative to Eudoxa set which have a beautiful sound on my viola, but are not as stable and do not last as long.

Cons: N/a

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ian
14/07/2015 17:48
cupar, United Kingdom

Beginner

An excellent viola string

Pros: Many violists like the Laren A for its cleanness of sound and its lack of stridency. I haven't come across a better-sounding A. I have had a number over many years and they always give satisfaction, this one replacing a (good) Evah Pirazzi on a viola I bought recently and out-performing it for clarity and sweetness of sound, in my view.

Cons: Nothing at all

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maren
27/11/2014 12:50
Stamford Lincs, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

worth a try

Pros: comfortable to touch, mellow sound

Cons: a bit weaker than the Jagar, therefore not quite such a good match for the Pirastro Eudoxa that I use for D,G,C

Other: recommend

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Viola
28/07/2014 17:58
King's Lynn, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

One of the best A strings for viola.
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Non-shrieky A. Lasts well and holds its pitch well within a day of being put on the viola. This may be the best A string out there, though it has at least one cheaper rival.

Cons: Expensive.

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