Viola C strings?
So at the moment, my Viola is currently strung up with obligato strings. One issue I find is that my C string is a bit wooly sounding - but only above 3rd position, 1st and 2nd on the C sound great. Does anyone know of any good viola C strings that have a much clearer sound?
It's very instrument dependent – are you sure the rest of your instrument is set up properly? Maybe a soundpost or bridge adjustment could make a difference.
The key may be the tension of some of your strings. I suggest trying the following things.
I agree with Andrew. Only a few producers provide guidance for different string length and poor sounding string is sometimes caused by tension mismatch.
Thanks, everyone! I'll experiment with the string tension and hopefully see an improvement :)
The eudoxa-oliv C is my favorite. Much more responsive than passione C. For synthetics the Warchal Amber are nice strings (although my viola doesn't agree with the aluminum D)
It can be difficult to get a quality sound from the C-string on a cheap or small Viola. I also would recommend gut or low-tension. I discovered that my Viola preferred low tension C when the arranger at a recording session wrote a low B nat. note.
I have warchal brilliant on my gliga 1 viola and they have a lovely even warm tone across all the strings, even in high positions.
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