I know we talk about strings all the time, but let’s talk about the new Warchal violin strings.
I was sent 4 complementary sets, tried them all and am currently playing their BRILLIANT set.
I have played on Pirastro’s, Evah Pirazzi strings since they came out and was excited about this new strings…I think we are always expecting “the miracle string”, but here are some thoughts!
Compared with the Evahs, they are very easy to play, even the D and G strings are like butter… responsive, very pleasant and warm tones even on the higher positions.
Harmonics are very nice and easy to play also!
The A string is also very warm and “sweet”, but the E string I still have some questions about, not bad, but something is not 100%.
Overall they seemed very nice for the first week and a half, almost to the point that I even thought of changing to Warchal Brilliant strings!
But… two weeks later, here I am looking for feedback from does who may have also tried this new strings!
I’m not sure if it’s due to the change of weather, but they have changed a bit. I find now that I need to use a lot more pressure to get a good response from them… they are sounding a bit metallic and there is, it seems, a lost in power! I’m having a harder time projecting my sound with them.
I use a lot of harmonics and pizzicato in my playing and that is still working great, I really love the G string, maybe I’ll use Evahs with the Warchal G!
But for solo work, I’m just not sure right now!
If I was only doing orchestra work, I would probably stay with the Warchals, but for solo work they seem to have lost the power response I need!
I’ll keep them on for a few more days, but will have to go back to the Evahs this weekend. The Evah Pirazzi need at least a week to “settle” and I need them ready for my tour in Europe on the 23rd.
What are your thoughts and experience with Warchal strings?
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