So I upgraded my violin. Right now it has Vision Titanium solo strings, but from what I have heard so far, I might want something a little brighter, especially in the D which is slightly less lively than the other three. So I have some questions.
-Which of the brighter strings last longest?
-If I'm using a silver D, and it's less lively than the other three, maybe even less bright, would an aluminum D work better?
-Are zyex strings on the brighter or warmer side of the spectrum?
-Does higher tension (not thicker, but tighter, tenser) generally mean brighter sound? And what would each tension have that the others lack?
-Which of the gut strings would be brightest?
-Am I confusing bright with brilliant, or are they one and the same?
-Would I possibly get a more even sound with the "dead" D if I used a higher tension than the other three?
-With pirastro wondertone solo, I'm wondering some specific things about them: How's their response? What's their overall tone? Are they of higher tension? What's their average life span?
Now as far as brightness goes, I have done other things, like moving the tailpiece back to where it's contacting the saddle, and lining the middle of the bridge up with the F hole notches, and it's pretty bright, but these Titanium solo strings I've heard tend to get a warmer sound as they're played in, and they lose the edge and brilliance, and get warmer and rounder. That's not quite what I want, and I've heard they don't last very long. I also need something that will last long, because I am quite cheap, and would rather spend a bit more at once for something that will last, than have to spend twice as much replacing the strings every two months or so. I have also experimented with different E's, and find I prefer gold E's, and among them, prefer Oliv or Obligato, which are the same E string with different wrapping. And I do realize that what may work for you may not work for me, but I think I can still gather what I need based on experience of others.
If I can get all these questions answered, that'd be wonderful. Thanks for your responses.
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