Warchal Brilliants: Better than Evah Pirazzi?
I've read nothing but 5-star 100% reviews about the brilliants online.
I've heard they project, are warm, powerful, and can compare with $100 synthetics. For $45 its sounds too good to be true
Are they better than Evah's?
I didn't get along with them well, but my experience may be unusual.
They didn't work for me, but my comparison is to Vision Solos, which work better on my instrument than EPs.
I loved them when I used them on my viola. I unfortunately recently changed them out and have a bit of a backlog of strings I want to try to eat through before I get back to them (assuming I don't find something I like even more before then..!)
Brilliant Vintage has been great on my violin. They replaced Evah Pirazzi Golds, initially.
Probably depending on your taste and instrument. I, in general, prefer warm and colorful strings, ideally with some sweetness. I have to admit my taste on strings is way above my playing ability to judge the capability of strings. Nonetheless, I have to say they do not do too well on my violins, at least not on my top ten string list.
There are no clear absolutes, other than synthetics don't really sound or play like gut: EP green are the "best" for some soloists, and so are the Gold. Many use Pi, others stick with "the original" Dominant. There are no answers that can satisfy this sort of question successfully, without taking into account the player and instrument preference.
Alex A: where do you get warchal string for that price? I am living in the country neighbour with Slovakia (in czech republic, we were one country). And I see on their website price 85 euros. I cannot find any seller in my country, so I am looking on warchal e-shop.
Johnson String in Massachusetts sells Warchal Brilliants for about $45 and sometimes they are on sale for a bit less. I also think that the Brilliants are a better string than Evahs.
I love the Brilliants on my 17” viola.
They're terrible strings. Supposed to have large projection. I changed one string, the D string, for reference. Sound volume lowered significantly. Tone wasn't all that good either.
Depends on your definition of 'better' in this case.
Although neither is my strong favorite, I vote for EP between the two.
Sorry for interrupting your discussion. Does anybody have any contact to the administrators (owners) of violinist.com? I would like to support v.com by ordering some advertising again. I have tried to contact both, Laurie and Robert on e-mails stated on the website repeatedly. Are anybody from you in touch with Laurie?
Mr. Warchal, I have to say I really enjoy your strings on my violin. I'm very much an amateur, but really appreciate the combination of projection and warmth along with their relative longevity.
Bohdan, my interpretation of my experience is that Laurie is promptly responsive to emails. But if she is traveling then she can miss an email entirely. I would think she would be quite responsive to someone wanting to spend advertising $$. The server just got changed but I can't see why that would interrupt email service to the editors.
I have e-maild them before the change as well as after. We have just developed really outstanding strings, the quality that we never acheieved before. Promoting them such a guerilla way is awkward. Moreover it does violate the v.com rules for sure. I would like to place an official adverisement. Moreover, supporting this great web is always a good thing. It is really strange. In the past there was no problem to communicate with them... I hope they still stay unbiased and independent of any other manufacturer.
Mr Warchal, long time Warchal string user and looking forward to ordering your new strings when they come out. I also appreciate the information you put out there for proper care and maintenance.
Hi guys, could you please check whether the function of sending personal message on v.com is working for you?...
There's no longer a PM function. It's a link to email and only works if members have provided an email address on their user accounts.
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