I am looking for some advice. I have recently switched to viola. I have obtained a Gliga genial 16.5 inch which I am very pleased with except for the tone of the A string. It arrived with Dominant strings, and the A sounded awful - very thin and "nasal" compared to the others which have a lovely rich, balanced tone. I changed the A string to a heavy Dominant, which made no difference at all. Then, on advice from around the web, I switched to a Jarger (medium) A. That was a big improvement, but I am still not totally happy with the tone on the A - it still sounds oddly weak compared to the other strings.
I know the effect of different strings depends largely on the instrument, but does anybody have any suggestions for an A string with a stronger tone?
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