I recently developed the desire to start messing around with strings again after the strings (plain gut A and D; Oliv G and C) on my good viola started gradually going bad.
So I sat out to do some research. In doing so, I found a photo of a 1733 Paolo Antonio Testore viola, on David Cox's website, strung with (what appear to be) a Jargar A, Oliv D, Oliv G, and a Spirocore C--I didn't get a look at the peg box, so I can't be entirely sure it wasn't a Dominant C.
But the picture made me think of the possibilities of stringing mine with a Spirocore C,whose color I know nothing about as of yet (I suspect they will be pretty dark), for the clarity it would provide on the C string which can get fairly muddy and still getting the sound I want from the D and G without too large of a discrepancy in color/tone/dynamic range/etc.--the A will likely be a Larsen A.
Has anyone hear of anyone using or does anyone play with a Spirocore C and any form of gut Gs/Ds?
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