Could I please have comments on everyone's experience with the general tension, sound characteristics (bright, dark, rich, warm, brilliant, etc.), best match E strings or mixes, and string life comparison between the following sets:
I've just gotten a new violin (2007, German, Guarneri Model), and I tried Evah's, but the tension hurts my right elbow and left hand, so I'm saving them for my senior recital in May. I remembered I have a random set of Xed student strings of Dominant G,D,E, and Obligato A. I much prefer the tension of these strings, and the Obligato, even after being as old and obviously dead as it is, sounds really complex and is full of color (even though it's not as rich, dark, or loud as it would be) by comparison to the Evah's.
Recommendations? (As best you can without hearing or seeing my violin or me...) Thanks so much in advance!
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