I want to try some different gut strings, but I have been thinking about some other things.
Currently I have light passiones on my violin with a stark gold label E. I want something on the lower end that has much more depth to the sound. A very dark sound I guess. Tchaikovsky is the concerto on the my stand as well as Beethoven Sonata No. 1.
I was thinking about the tuning instability. I do not have that many problems with the Passiones. In Isaac Sterns recording of the tchaik i have, he does a great job. Many violinists will know he was most likely playing on Eudoxas with a Goldbrokat E at that time. Question at hand is, if these gut strings have tuning problems, why is it not reflected in recordings like Sterns tchaik? I was surprised at how in tune it was the first time I listened to it.
There are plents of gutsy spots on the g string in the Tchaik i really want to bring alive. Do I go for Oliv, Eudoxa, or synthetics?
Any opinions will be appreciated.
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