I had an epiphany the other day that rarely any famous performance professional uses Obligatos, whether violin or viola. I notice an abundance of Evahs and Dominants, but not many venture off that. Visions and their solo counterpart are also beginning to see some more use, but the red and black stripes continue to lay untouched.
I personally am quite satisfied with the dark and rather chocolaty sound on my viola, with the plus that they are long lasting. Is this always forgone for the projection of other high brand strings? Or am I missing something else?
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