Corelli Cantiga medium or medium light?
Hello everyone! I didn't find any tension info for Cantiga so i ask anyone who has an opinion about these strings. Are the bright, warm...need extra dig in? I play now with infeld blue with goldbrokat E 27
I can't reply to your exact question, but very recently in one of my luthiery violins (that i loaned ad infinitum to a friend, now) i switched from Infeld Blue strings (complete set) to a Corelli Cantiga heavy set.
The company has any info on the net about tension of these strings? On another discussion i read that medium is like high tension and probably i should go for the medium light
Seems like not many people have tried these strings, so your best bet is to email the company directly. If they have customer service, you should get a reply within a week or two.
This is my personal opinion only, but I tried these strings and agree with Marco.
Jeff , what gauge did you try? Heavy?
I tried the medium gauge. I really couldn't tolorate them at all. They were
I think i will test another brand... Maybe Larsen il cannone medium.
Beware of the Il Cannone Strings. I tried them and while they are very good strings they are very bright. So depending on your violin they may be too much. I switched to Vision solos and my violin is much happier now. Warm and singing (well except the E string I need to buy a new one).
I tried the cantiga when they were new. Didn't like them much. As I recall I found them to be quite harsh sounding on my instrument. Didn't waste any money, though; they send me two sets (medium and heavy) to test and included a T-shirt. ??
I noticed that Vision Solo's were mentioned a couple of times. Just to confirm....these are not the titanium solo's that were mentioned, but the 'regular' vision solo's?
The strings i mentioned in my post are Vision Solo (not titanium).
As written above, what most manufacturers of bowed strings actually call medium tension was called heavy tension some years ago. Actual heavy tension is - well, some of my professional violinist companions call it "brutal". What did you expect when trying strings which are heavy or extremely heavy? They can't sing like birds. They have to be harsh!
Jose, 7.8 kp is unusually low for a "heavy-gauge" steel E, though.
I also should have been more specific also regarding Visions, since there are several formulas. I personally like the Vision Titanium Solos. Regarding using different "E" strings to improve the sound of the Cantigas,,, good luck with that.
4 Vision sets to be exact...regular Vision, Vision Solo, Vision Titanium Solo, and Vision Ochestra.
Thank you all for your answers. I am looking for a set with enough complexity to the sound ,quick response, and medium tension. Maybe i want it all and this set does not exist. Blue infeld has volume ,medium tension,fast response but no complexity. I want texture to the sound but with brilliance. I do not like dark sounding violins. If i want a dark sounding violin i play viola. :)
On my instruments, medium or medium-light strings allow the wood to give more complexity and overtones. As well as forcing me to work on a more subtle bow stroke....
Dimitris, based on what you wrote, I wonder if you’ve tried Dominants, Evah green or Gold, Thomastik Rondo, PI or Vision Solo, or some of the Larsen strings?
Pi or Vision Solo on my violin sounds too warm, and i don't like Pi D. (both silver or aluminum) Evah Green are too much tension. Dominants must change every month if you want perfect sound. Thomastik Rondo is an option but i must change them in my luthier ( if he has them in stock) , Larsen Virtuoso are very nice but a bit slow response. I do not tried the Evah Gold but i think is a bit expensive and don't last long
Have you tried Evah Green in light gauge, Vision Titanium Solo or Warchal Brilliant? All can work great, depending on your instrument and needs.
Titanium solo are great but one dimension sound. evah green light .... Hmmm i must try them. Warchal brilliant too.
For an instrument that doesn't like high tension, try Warchal Brilliant Vintage or Warchal Timbre. Thomastik Rondo is worth a shot too.