Thomastik Vision Solo vs Blue Infeld vs Titanium Orchestra
Hello everyone, i recently put on my violin Blue Infeld GDA with Westminster 27,5. I impressed with the response and clean sound. But it is lacking of colour i think. There is no much zzzz in the sound. I dont want any string set with extra tension.
I tested larsen virtuoso , magnificent sound but a little bit slow on quick string crossing. So... i do not have tested vision solo and titanium orchestra. Titanium solo i think is a little extra tension.
What is the difference in the sound and playability of Vision Solo vs Titanium Orchestra?
Titanium Orchestra can stand up as a "solo" string?
My standard go-to strings are Blue Infeld on a dark tone instrument that likes lower tension strings. I currently have Titanium Orchestra on right now, which are quite nice also, but with what my teacher described as a bit of a rougher sounding. I wouldn't characterise them as very responsive on the string crossing however (the A especially), and will put on the Infeld Blue again next time, but perhaps the "rougher sound" is the "zzzz" that you are looking for. Definitely worth a try IMO. I don't think lower tension strings could ever be favored by soloists... unless you are the only one playing of course, and the Orchestra strings are intended to blend without standing out.
Or unless you are playing on gut strings...
To add to comments above, the slight gain in apparent volume of tight tension synthetic strings does not mean the strings are "soloistic". The soloist's arm is soloistic, and "all things being equal" doesn't matter at the concert or recital hall. It's always puzzling to me how famous brands name some of their products "solo" merely based on tighter tensions.
I find the infeld blue quicker in response than Titanium solo. What is the differences between infeld blue and Vision Solo ( not the titanium version)
I never used the Vision Solo, but by most accounts they are a bit warmer than Vision Titanium Solo, so therefore, they *should* be more "solo" than Titanium Regular, but warmer than Infeld Blue. They *should* have a "strong" sound, but you really need to try them (sorry to repeat the usual advice.)
Dimitris, I find Infeld Blue and Vision Solo to be very different - in terms of focus rather than bright vs. dark. . To me, Infeld Blue are fuller - approaching the fullness of Dominants - while Vision Solo, like the other Vision strings, have more of a pronounced core and focus.
With Infeld Blue i matched the Westminster thick 27,5 . This E gives the other strings a bit warmer tone. I tried jargar medium, gold label e, cannone soloist e, and infeld blue e.i think none of them despite perhaps the cannone soloist can balance so well the other three.
Maybe a switch of rosin? I cannot entirely understand zzzzzzz other than bow to string contact hiss (sorry if I misunderstand you.) Some rosins are "hissier" quite on purpose.