It's been about six months or so now since I've gotten my set of Passione and Obligato strings, and I've loved them. Unfortunately, they've started to sizzle down now, and it's about time I replace them, but I'd like to try new strings, but don't really know where to start looking, so I figure I'd ask. Although I understand it's hard to gauge what effect what string will have on my instrument, I figure it's a better idea than playing roulette anyway.
My violin is on the bright side, so strings like Evahs and Dominants tend to make it sound a little harsh. I'm currently using a silver Passione G and D string, an aluminum Obligato A, and a Passione steel E. The E sounds beautiful in the higher positions, but whistles a little bit in first. My biggest problem is probably the G string; it's very... lackluster compared to the other strings. The D and A strings themselves aren't so bad, but I'd still like more of a warmer feel to it than what I already have. What would happen if I tried using pure gut strings, I wonder? I've been mainly using steel and synthetic strings until now, so I've never tried them before.
Any tips and recommendations would be extremely appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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