Larsen Viola String, A

By Larsen

4.6 from 21 reviews
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£21.74
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Ball end, Medium tension
9 in stock
£19.38
Ball end, High tension (Strong)
3 in stock
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Ball end, low tension (Soft)
4 in stock
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Loop end, Medium tension
8 in stock
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Loop end, High tension (Strong)
3 in stock
£19.38
Loop end, low tension (soft)
1 in stock
£19.38

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

Description

Chrome steel on solid steel core. Ball or loop end.

Recommended for violas with a playing scale of 35-38cm which covers most violas of back length 15-16.5 inches



Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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Dr Glyn R John
28/12/2017 17:34
Yarm, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A great A string which 'sings so sweetly'

Pros: This Larsen A (which replaces an Obligato A which I found disappointingly dull) 'sings so sweetly' on my 1907 Thomas C Buttcher viola and lives up to its reputation.Took only a few days to completely settle and stays in tune very well. Blends in beautifully with Obligato C, G and D strings to give a consistent sound picture - an excellent combination which I'll stick with.

Cons: Not cheap but great sound and worth it.

Other: As others have commented it is the combination of string and instrument under review.

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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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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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Martin
22/03/2013 14:57
Devizes, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Very good sound
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very satisfied with this string. I bought it to replace the A on a set of Evah Pirazzis on my large (16.75") viola, as I felt the Evah A was a bit strident. The Larsen settled down straight away with minimal need to retune, and blends superbly with the other Evahs. It has a rounder sound than the string I took off. Recommended!

Cons: Nothing

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Lisabet
16/03/2012 17:15
Bristol, United Kingdom

Beginner

Lives up to it's reputation
1 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice mellow sound

Cons: -

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Susan
06/04/2011 14:22
Stewkley, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Certainly worth the expense
1 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Fits very well with my dominant strings and makes a much sweeter and nicer tone than their A string

Cons: nothing yet

Other: Instantly improved the higher sections of pieces, and didn't need much adjustment when first used.

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Linda
04/11/2013 14:35
Bewdley, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Flexible.
0 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Like it, nice and flexible good tone.

Cons: Nothing

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rosie
13/02/2013 22:22
London, United Kingdom

Beginner

I dont understand this. What do you mean
0 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: recommended it by teacher and much better sound than previous A string

Cons: No comment

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