Gamut Academie Strings

February 28, 2019, 2:47 PM · Hello, Has anybody tried the copper wound G or gimped D string from the Gamut Academie string sets? I am curious in the difference in stiffness, tone, and response compared to the Tricolores and other gut strings. I normally play with a modern set up or use baroque tuning with a modern bow. The gimped D seems like it might have an interesting character to it.

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February 28, 2019, 6:40 PM · Haven't tried the gimped D from Gamut, but I imagine it would sound pretty good. Higher tension but at a lower diametre. I heard they go false quickly, though. No idea if it's true or not; I may buy one next time.

As for copper wound strings, they're a little softer than silver. The tone is different but it's not easy to describe.
I'm pretty sure the Chorda G is wound with silver plated copper wire. In any case, it's a bit like that.

March 1, 2019, 3:17 AM · The gimped D sounds extremely thin and choked, would not recommend at all. The regular plain gut D sounds much better.

The copper wound G has a nice tone, but far too much surface noise, also wouldn't recommend. Silver wound is better.

March 1, 2019, 2:56 PM · James, Thanks for your input! What gauge did you use?

I think I am going to end up ordering the different types to compare on my violin anyway. The regular gamut strings are very strong on my instrument.


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