Larsen Tzigane Violin Strings, SET

By Larsen

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Medium tension, Ball end E
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* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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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 music.

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  • E - Carbon Steel
  • A - Aluminium on synthetic core
  • D - Silver on synthetic core
  • G - Silver on synthetic core
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Customer reviews:

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


good sounding strings nice tension
3 out of 4 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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20/03/2015 12:06
Reading, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Powerful but twangy
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

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


Not suited to beginners
2 out of 3 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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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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20/09/2019 11:43
Hull, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good strings, excellent on some violins

Pros: Good sound on my fine fiddle, great sound on my older Glaser. Responsive, good to feel and stay in tune well. They sound better than a lot of brands when double stopping. Overall good but I'll be going back to the other Larsens on my main instrument.

Cons: None

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25/04/2018 10:16
Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

Keen Amateur

Excellent strings, if not for the A

Pros: This strings sound beautiful. Full of overtones of the good kind and with enough power. They add very good playability in higher positions in G & D. Low tension and very easy to play them.

Cons: I had many troubles with the A string. It sounds dead and in one set it showed degradation in the area in contact with the bow in less than 2 weeks. I changed it with another Tzigane A, and it is also a very dead string, moreso compared with the rest of the set, which is colorful and resonant.

Other: The G & D are absolutely fantastic. Worth to consider those strings as a permanent solution if I found an A & E combination that matches them.

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27/10/2017 22:38
Bristol, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

You get what you pay for....worth every penny

Pros: fantastic reviews and description ; great useful tips on stringing your instrument for novices such as myself

Cons: None

Other: love the strings, love the set up ...all good

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18/03/2017 11:35
Hull, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good value for folk

Pros: Quick to settle well able to cope with 3rd and 4th being tuned up a tone for cross tuning playing in A. Still to try tuning down a whole tone for Cajun.

Cons: No cons so far

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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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