Do Pirastro chorda violin strings project?
Can Pirastro chorda violin strings project loud enough over an orchestra?
Rosand (here: https://www.thestrad.com/aaron-rosand-on-finding-the-perfect-set-of-strings/263.article) talks about strings and says he used an uncovered gut A and that Heifetz also used uncovered gut D.
Pirastro Chorda are thinnner diametre and not very loud as a result, I recommend Damien Dlugolecki for gut strings, they are much louder and better than Chorda (larger diametre), there are other brands but I haven't tried them.
It is true the standard Chorda are somewhat thin. The teacher who particularly recommended Pirastro to me was using Pirastro customized or 'individuelle'. They are made for historical instruments, and fine for modern instruments. They are very long so when you cut them you have enough for two strings out of one packet. Of course you have to tie your own knot for the tailpiece.
Damien Dlugolecki supplies double length A and E strings standard.
Any opinions on Dlugolecki vs Tricolor? One better than the other? Both good but very different? I'm thinking of trying uncovered gut in the fall--I've been happy with Eudoxas and Olivs this past year (especially the former), so I'm eager to compare them to the real old-school strings.
Tricolor are going to be a lighter gauge, not quite as loud and projecting I would assume.
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