Warchal Brilliants: Better than Evah Pirazzi?
I've read nothing but 5-star 100% reviews about the brilliants online.
I've heard they project, are warm, powerful, and can compare with $100 synthetics. For $45 its sounds too good to be true
Are they better than Evah's?
I didn't get along with them well, but my experience may be unusual.
They didn't work for me, but my comparison is to Vision Solos, which work better on my instrument than EPs.
I loved them when I used them on my viola. I unfortunately recently changed them out and have a bit of a backlog of strings I want to try to eat through before I get back to them (assuming I don't find something I like even more before then..!)
Brilliant Vintage has been great on my violin. They replaced Evah Pirazzi Golds, initially.
Probably depending on your taste and instrument. I, in general, prefer warm and colorful strings, ideally with some sweetness. I have to admit my taste on strings is way above my playing ability to judge the capability of strings. Nonetheless, I have to say they do not do too well on my violins, at least not on my top ten string list.
There are no clear absolutes, other than synthetics don't really sound or play like gut: EP green are the "best" for some soloists, and so are the Gold. Many use Pi, others stick with "the original" Dominant. There are no answers that can satisfy this sort of question successfully, without taking into account the player and instrument preference.
Alex A: where do you get warchal string for that price? I am living in the country neighbour with Slovakia (in czech republic, we were one country). And I see on their website price 85 euros. I cannot find any seller in my country, so I am looking on warchal e-shop.
Johnson String in Massachusetts sells Warchal Brilliants for about $45 and sometimes they are on sale for a bit less. I also think that the Brilliants are a better string than Evahs.
I love the Brilliants on my 17” viola.
They're terrible strings. Supposed to have large projection. I changed one string, the D string, for reference. Sound volume lowered significantly. Tone wasn't all that good either.
Depends on your definition of 'better' in this case.
Although neither is my strong favorite, I vote for EP between the two.