My spring break violin test will be switching my main violin from nylon Sacconi to either- Titanium, Stradpet, dyneema, or kevlar. Just waiting for the last one to arrive. I’ve used and liked Bois du Harmonie kevlar on my violas and other violins. Anyone care to color my preconceptions before trying them out?
One word about gut- Bashmet. Seriously though, I have some, just haven’t felt the need to, except on a baroque setup I tried once. The knot was very involved. As an ex fisherman and rod builder, kevlar/dyneema is much easier to tie and adjust.
I’ve used and liked Bois du Harmonie kevlar tailcord on my cellos, violas and violins since they were first available. So that's 9 of those I've got around the house. I've also used Sacconi and "faux Sacconi" (never again) and before that, GUT. I think I even tried a steel wire once, because it came with that tailpiece (Acustikus - or something like that).
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