I'm about to purchase a c.1880 British instrument (no label) and I've tried old sets of Dominants, Infeld Blue, Larsen G, Vision Titanium, and Obligato. So far, Obligatos are the winners. I like their playability and numerous colors.
However, I'm curious if there's a synthethetic string I haven't tried, or perhaps a gut string, that sounds particularly good on older instruments in general? I always found that Pirazzis sounded better on older instruments, for example (even though I myself haven't owned one until now!). I'm hesitant to try those due to their higher level of tension. I feel like I could get more "boom" out of my Guarneri-like violin than I'm getting with the Obligatos.
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