Despite the myriad kinds of strings out there, I most often find myself playing it safe and going with the same brand of strings on my violin, year after year.
I started thinking about this last week, when I decided to string my good fiddle with the new Jargar "Superior" violin strings that I'd picked up at the NAMM Show in January. (I'll do a review after a few weeks of playing with them.)
Why this reluctance? It's not all that difficult to change strings, if you don't wind up liking the ones you've tried. And the reward can be great, if you can find a different brand that works better on one or more of your strings.
Some people change strings very frequently, experimenting with new combinations frequently to optimize the sound on their instrument.
How about you? Do you try different brands and kinds of strings often? Or are you pretty set, when it comes to your strings setup?
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