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Larsen Virtuoso Violin Strings, Set

By Larsen

4.4 from 20 reviews
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All strings are ball end, full size, and medium tension unless specified.

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Description

Larsen Virtuoso

The novelty of these strings is their unique combination of moderate string tension and great volume. The result is an exceptional subtlety and clarity in the sound. Together with fast string response and easy playability these strings are capableof offering a finely nuanced sound.

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Product specifications

  • Steel E, ball or loop. Med=16.78lbs, Strong=18.41
  • A-Aluminium on synthetic core, ball end. Med=11.68lbs, Strong=12.78lbs
  • D-Sterling silver on synthetic core, ball end. Med=9.59lbs, Strong=10.25lbs
  • G-Sterling silver on synthetic core, ball end. Med=9.59lbs, Strong=10.25lbs
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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ian
25/03/2014 18:59
cupar, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent strings at a reasonable price
9 out of 12 found the following review helpful

Pros: These were recommended by a knowledgeable friend. They're on my Peter Goodfellow violin (2003) and suit it down to the ground, with a wonderful combination of strength, fullness and warmth - the violin, which is excellent, sounds as well as it has ever done. I've used them for only about 4 weeks now so have nothing to say about durability, but as far as quality of sound is concerned, I am very impressed.

Cons: Nothing

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Lisa
01/06/2016 11:26
Manchester, United Kingdom

Professional

Larssen Virtuoso Set
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: I love the sound they make, it's never aggressive but yet always powerful and clean, and offer a very satisfying range of colors. I love them!

Cons: none...

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Abigail
04/01/2016 21:03
Ammanford, United Kingdom

Professional

Best strings yet
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have tried various makes of strings over the years and these are the best by far. I presently play on an old violin and these seem to suit the instrument, I also have a violin by a modern maker and they are fantastic on that instrument as well.

Cons: nothing

Other: The price is reasonable compared to other quality strings

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Brian
18/03/2017 11:30
Hull, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Fine full and fast fiddle strings
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good rich well balanced sound quickly stable and without the initial harshness some synthetic strings exhibit. Double stops work well. Fast enough in response for jigs and reels, full enough for airs.

Cons: No cons so far

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totally
15/07/2015 08:08
whitby, United Kingdom

Professional

Larsen virtuoso.the best strings ???
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Brilliant strings. I have played fiddle for 21 years and tried lots of string types eg spirocore dominant correlli etc. These larsen strings give unparrallelled sound playability and durability compared to any other string i have played. Excelllent first class product.

Cons: No cons.

Other: Also beautifully packaged.

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Richard
28/07/2017 11:49
Poulton-le-fylde, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Loud, nice feeling and nice sounding
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Low tension and gliding feel. Volume Brought a lot more to the table than Larsen tzigane ( previous strings)

Cons: Slightly pricey but yet to see how they last so could be worth the extra?

Other: Much more bright and metallic sounding than the Tzigane range but to be expected. However the metallic sound is good and clear

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Amanda
07/07/2016 13:59
Chesham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Lovely tone and good dynamic range
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Found the tone less harsh than another similarly-priced brand I had previously used. Good dynamic range and doesn't lose quality of tone when playing softer unlike previous strings I had used. The lower strings are particularly resonant.

Cons: Haven't made my mind up about the E string yet, but it certainly has improved with playing in.

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Nathan
25/04/2016 18:45
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Teacher

Not really worth the price or the faff.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good sound, settles in well.

Cons: I've had two D strings that have snapped on after the other. Not best quality string and probably not worth the price.

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totally
08/01/2015 11:12
whitby, United Kingdom

Professional

BRILLIANT
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: BRILLIANT SOUND AND RESPONSE, GREAT STRING GREAT COMPANY PRESENTATION AND STYLE> EXPECT THE BEST.

Cons: NO CONS< LOVE THE sealing wax even tho it makes a mess when you open.

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Derek
20/08/2018 10:01
Malvern, United Kingdom

Professional

The ultimately versatile string

Pros: I play in a String Quartet and a Ceilidh Band (same instrument, with a pickup and PA system for the Ceilidhs). These are the first strings I've ever used which can cope with both situations perfectly. Strings that have the high quality tone and responsiveness for Quartet playing go out of tune in minutes in the hot, often humid atmosphere of 150 excited dancers in a marquee or cold draughts in an atmospheric wedding barn. Tuning when plugged into a PA system is a hassle - you can't inflict 2000 Watts of tuning noise on the audience. Also, they don't last long with the abuse they get. Strings that are stable enough to take the physical and environmental abuse of a Ceilidh sound harsh and nasty playing a String Quartet.Two instruments are a hassle when playing both styles regularly, as the feel of the instruments are different, it is a logistical hassle and expensive. String choice is a compromise, with the Ceilidh requirements coming second. I explained my problem to someone on the String Zone Help Desk, saying that over the years I had tried just about every string I could find. They suggested I gave Larsen Virtuoso a trial. [I'd never come across them before]. Thank you. Problem solved! Good tone, stable and are still going strong after several performances.

Cons: Nothing bad about them, Even the price is reasonable.

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