I am beginning to think that, in general, heavy gauge strings will suite my violin & playing style Surprisingly, you almost never see anyone mention them. Most folks seem to stick with mediums, "just because" with a few brave souls using light gauge.
It seems heavy gauge strings are practically a myth. I know Charles Strang like them. So does Thomastik, who told me I would get more fullness and more timbral complexity from them.
So far, the only heavy's I've tried are Vision (non-titanium) I have not tried these in med, so I have no frame of reference, but they indeed have great depth.
I'm looking for opinions on heavy gauge in general, and perhaps which strings work best in heavy. I'm aware that some violins don't take well to them, but I assume that would be instruments with very light tops, which would hence be too restricted by the extra force. No problem with my beefy fiddle.
I also realize that, all else being equal, a heavy gauge string has a slightly slower response. Funny thing is, I've come to realize that this is a GOOD thing, at least on my very fast-responding fiddle. I prefer the FEEL of a faster string when I play (slightly) but I prefer the SOUND of the slower response when I listen back to a recording. (THERE'S a can o' worms...)
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