Tungsten (Wolfram) on spiral steel core
All strings are ball end, full size, medium tension unless specified.
5 out of 6 found the following review helpful
Pros: This string gives clarity, power and depth.
Cons: THe clarity lasts for -longest - a month, then the edge of the sound becomes softer. Depending on your repertoire - solo or chamber it's still a good string... for solo work it probably needs to get replaced with a new one which isn't cheap.
Other: I love "thestringzone", it's so quick, easy and friendly - wonderful that you keep a history of previous orders - makes the whole thing much faster. Brilliant service all round.
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful
Pros: Big sound, excellent volume and good tone even when in high positions 'sul C'
Cons: A little slower to respond than previous brand, takes a little getting used to. Takes time to settle in to the tuning as it stretches but once it is tuned, it stays there.
Other: If you are coming to one of these from a synthetic core, as I did, you will find that the Tungsten C responds a little slower than those. It takes a little while to get used to especially using spiccato bowing. However once settled in the string sounds BIG, with lovely tone and it keeps the volume way up there in high positions, not fluffy or 'thin' sounds. I have had this string on my viola for about 2 months and it has settled in perfectly. It was a little tricky to keep in tune at first as it seemed to 'stretch' more than synthetic cores but after a couple of weeks it stayed true and has kept in tune very well indeed - only minor adjustments needed now. A bit pricey, probably the most expensive string I have ever bought, but as a non-professional orchestral player I have not yet had it go south and it seems to be keeping the tone. Happy so far.
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful
Pros: A bit of an experiment for me - trying to improve the ‘C’ string sound on my Viola. It was recommended to me as a replacement for my original Obligato C (a low tension silver on synthetic which I found too flabby) as I wanted to try and get a fuller ‘C string sound’ on my Viola. I chose the medium tension version of this tungsten on steel C string. I like the sound - again it’s a trial and I’ll need to get used to it. Its full and powerful and although still speaking fairly fast - sometimes a tad more sluggish than before – will have to decide if this is something I can live with or see if it settles down, or maybe I’ll try the low tension version of this string next time. I’m certainly getting volume.
Cons: VERY expensive! The most expensive single violin family string I’ve ever bought – but I like the results so far. The price jump from the Silver C to tungsten C version of this string is a bit steep!