Original Cello set
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Original Cello set
4/4 Full Size / Medium
7 York Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EB
The famously distinct and embracing warmth of the Original Larsen sound. Ideal for the classical cello repertoire combining pronounced projection, easy response and rapid tuning stability, Larsens original steel core string continues to define a new benchmark for cello.
A and D strings are wound with a special precision rolled stainless steel flat wire. Meanwhile, the G and C strings are wound with tungsten, providing a deep, warm and focused sound with great power and personality. All four strings are offered in tensions soft, medium and strong.
Larsen fractional size cello strings are purpose designed, perfectly proportioned versions of our full size Originals. The same high grade steel cores wound for A and D in stainless steel flat wire, while G and C are based on a concentric multi-stranded steel core wound with high grade tungsten. All supplied bespoke for 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 size cello.
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What does ball/loop mean?
Some violin E strings and viola A strings come with the option of Loop-end, meaning they are designed for use with hook-type E fittings on tailpieces without a top string fine-tuner. Most student instruments require a ball-end string. Some string manufacturers now product removable ball end strings, and cello strings are all ball-end. Gut strings often have knotted ends.
What is gauge / tension?
Gauge refers to the thickness, or diameter, of the string. The greater the string’s diameter, the heavier it is, affecting tone and response to finger pressure and bowing. Tension is the horizontal force on a string between the nut and the tailpiece. Tension is also affected by the types of metals a string is wound with.
Medium tensions are the most popular choice. These strings are designed to bring a balanced response and tone.
Light or weak strings are thinner, so less tension is required to bring them to pitch. If your violin has a naturally heavy or dark sound quality, you might use light gauge strings to brighten the tone.
Heavy or strong strings require greater tension and they are less responsive but can create a more nuanced tone.
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