Larsen Violin Strings, SET

By Larsen

4.2 from 11 reviews
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Removable Ball end E, Steel
6 in stock
£46.54
Removable Ball end E, Gold
5 in stock
£46.13

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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Description

Larsen Original for Violin deliver a warm, direct and unhesitating feel with excellent tuning stability and consistency of sound. Reliable, robust projection, ideal for the brighter to neutral sounding instrument in need of some complementary warmth.

Larsen violin strings. Professional quality, stranded synthetic core strings.

Set of 4 strings in medium tension with aluminium D, choice of Gold or steel E. For high tension please add each string to your basket separately.

Using a loop end E? The use of a protector to prevent the tuner hook breaking the string is essential with loop end E strings. We cannot accept claims for strings broken by the adjuster hook. Click here to purchase this item.

Specifications

  • E, ball or loop Gold or Steel
  • A - aluminium
  • D - aluminium
  • G - silver
  • Made in Denmark
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Customer reviews:

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Katherine
05/03/2013 22:27
HANWELL, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very disappointing. Will have to remove strings.
11 out of 15 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: They took a long time to settle - 10 days - but it was not worth the wait. The tone is metallic and whistles. You need to press hard into the string to get any strength of sound and there is little tonal colour or warmth. Perhaps other violins will respond differently but I have given up on these strings and will be removing them. An expensive mistake. Will go back to Evah Pirazzi.

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Siri
28/02/2012 22:51
Oxford, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Great E but...
11 out of 15 found the following review helpful

Pros: The E string is great. The sound is sweet and not overpowering. It whistles a bit more than Pirastro but worth a try.

Cons: The A,D and G strings take ages to settle down. Whilst a pirastro set would be almost immediately playable, this set took more than a week before it stops de-tuning constantly.

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Roland
01/07/2019 18:40
Bristol, United Kingdom

Professional

Warm & consistent; compare favourably to Pirastro.
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Soft, low tension, evenly sonorous on the G, D and A string. Also good warm sound.. a fairly thick (in diameter) set of strings, with an intimate, chamber music sound. Probably not one of the loudest strings, and not the most powerful solo sound, but good vibes, and good all round tone ; sweet and rounded. A highly rated string, as far as I am concerned. Not as ground breaking as the Cello A string, but a really useful default soft synthetic set.

Cons: Nothing of importance. They go a little flat in between sessions... the fact that they are low tension means they are not as powerful and immediate in response as some of the other high tech strings such as Evah Pirazzi Gold... however, if you like creating your own tension then these strings are ready to be "pushed" and have good warmth. Tonally you might find they have a thin slightly opaque veil ... a pearly filter to the sound... but highly enjoyable warmth and elasticity of sound.

Other: The Yellow and Black winding can make them look like Evah Pirazzi Gold strings. But these are much softer, and much nearer a gut string in character and tension. Larsen do other more soloist type strings... these can be considered a good starting point.

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Jane
14/10/2015 07:34
Hay on Wye, United Kingdom

Beginner

Lovely strings - dreadful playing.
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: They are very pretty.

Cons: Sadly, the sound I make is still appalling!

Other: Shame you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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nigel
28/09/2017 21:57
abingdon, United Kingdom

Beginner

great all round!
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: great value, great service, great product thank you

Cons: None

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Stig
22/09/2016 08:39
Bagsvaerd, Denmark

Keen Amateur

Easier to buy via internet
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good Price compared to others. Quick response to enquiry to trace the packet.

Cons: Web-page for ordering the violin strings were not logical, so had to try several times. Delivery was more than 1 week.

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Trevor
11/10/2023 20:15
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

My favourite strings.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have used these strings for the last 15 years. They are 100% reliable. They stretch to the right pitch very quickly and retain the tuning very well. They have a brilliant sound and I only need to change them twice a year. Great value for money.

Cons: None

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Steven
07/06/2017 14:13
Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

They work for me.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Even, rich tone across all strings

Cons: Nothing to complain about.

Other: Previous set was Evah Pirazzi. Returned to Larsen as tone seems richer, but very difficult to be objective. Once they are played in, can you truly remember the differences?

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nigel
05/04/2017 14:06
abingdon, United Kingdom

Beginner

Great!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: great sound - great strings and a great price!

Cons: nuffin!

Other: Buy these - you'll be glad you did

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Jane
27/08/2014 21:16
Banchory, United Kingdom

Beginner

Not happy this time
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have used Larson strings for years and am usually very happy with them

Cons: on this occasion the G string and the D string sound terrible and really am not happy with them at all

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