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Larsen Magnacore Cello Strings, Set

By Larsen

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Magnacore by Larsen. For unsurpassed volume and quality of tone. The new 'Gold' standard in cello strings.


  • A-steel wound on steel core
  • D-steel wound on steel core
  • G- Tungsten alloy on steel core
  • C- Tungsten alloy on steel core
  • Made in Denmark
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Jo Frith
18/07/2014 15:12
Sidmouth, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Great strings
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Wonderful resonance on all strings. They appear to be very well balanced together. i use a 19th Century cello which previously had Larsen standard. The difference is astounding. But it does take some controlling. When I played with the same approach as with the standard strings then it was a little like playing a piano with the "loud" pedal on all the time. When your note is absolutely slap bang in tune - then you really know about it everything resonates - it's wonderful. The G string still has a bit of a rattle with it but that is diminishing the more I play.

Cons: The new Larsen A string appeared to come a bit unwound when it was under full tension. It was right where I played between fingerboard and bridge. The windings came far apart. I returned it to the StringZone along with photos of it in place and it was replaced by return of post. Well done StringZone - good customer service.

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15/07/2015 09:00
Bromley, United Kingdom


Great strings. Volume and richness.
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: As strong as Evah Pirazzi Solo or Spirocore, but without the hard edge. Made a massive change to the sound of my old cello. Always been quite quiet, but these give it some punch.

Cons: Take a couple of weeks to lose the hard edge

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29/05/2014 09:12
London, United Kingdom


Powerful, balanced strings
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lovely sound - less metallic and twangy sounding than other strings when new. Noticeably more pliable under the fingers than Pirazzis resulting in easier action. Creates an even balanced tone across the A and D strings, especially up high on the D.

Cons: No complaints yet!

Other: String zone should always aim to have these in stock as I anticipate they will become very popular - I had to wait a couple weeks for them to restock, but I'm very glad that I did.

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10/12/2014 19:03
inverurie, United Kingdom


A top of the range product
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: I found previous Larson strings took a little time to settle down, sometimes a little bright to start with, however the magnacore set seemed to work straight away and I played them in a show , on the day I fitted them . The response is good and I will use them again as they suite my instrument well.

Cons: Slightly expensive , but have never had a broken string despite very firm use.

Other: A quality product.

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01/08/2016 20:46
Newcastle under Lyme, United Kingdom


Marvellous Magnacores
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: I really like the mellow sound I have achieved using the Magnacores. My cello was very high pitched and it was either, find a solution to obtain a richer sound or change my cello. I really love my cello so trying these strings was the best solution for me because now my cello has the deeper sound I was wanting. I've also noticed that my notes are more pronounced. I had Larsons on before, but these strings are just brilliant. They didn't take long to bed in. Now, having said all that, I didn't tell my teacher I had changed ALL my strings to Magnacores. She hates the round of my cello, she says it sounds dead and she doesn't quite know why. I've still not told her but seriously, I love it and to me, that's all that matters.

Cons: No complaints here.

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30/04/2018 13:51
Utrecht, Netherlands

Keen Amateur

Very happy with these strings on this instrument.

Pros: Playable immediately. Warm sound. Nice feel under the fingers. Even tone across the strings

Cons: None

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03/04/2018 14:08
Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Immediate improvement in sound. Easy to fit.

Pros: Immediate improvement in sound. Easy to fit - carefully!

Cons: None

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Mr Ellery
19/03/2018 16:53
GLASTONBURY, United Kingdom


Very efficient service and competitive pricing.

Pros: Warmth of the A and D strings Really nice feel under the fingers.

Cons: Nothing...I'm not sure about the lower two strings on my cello, though...there might be something out there that suits it better, These Magnacore took a while to settle and there is still a slightly metallic ring to them, especially the G. They've been on a fortnight or so now and may continue to improve.

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09/04/2017 21:01
Malvern, United Kingdom


Good service

Pros: Clear and positive tone

Cons: nothing to dislike

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24/09/2016 08:30
Bedford, United Kingdom


The best cello strings I have tried.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Phenomenal strings with great projection and the renowned Larsen warm colour palette.

Cons: The A string can seem a little harsh on one of my cellos

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