Lenzner SuperSolo

Edited: January 15, 2020, 3:21 PM · I tried Lenzner SuperSolos at the end of last year, replacing Rondo strings on one of my new instruments. They're easier to get in Europe, so I've waited until now to order another set. As I poke through various shops' websites, I see that in addition to the plain gut A, Lenzner offers a wound A. As well as plain gut D and E instead of what has been talked about on this board. Has anyone tried those?

As far as the conventional set goes, I thought they had lovely sound, interesting character, etc., and weren't at all fussy in setup and tuning. After a while, I did replace them with my first set of Warchal Timbres, on the maker's recommendation. Just changing the G string to Timbre was a huge improvement that added strength without altering the character of the sound. The rest of the Timbre set generally lives up to its billing, although it wasn't a major additional improvement to add D, A, and E.

The main reason I'm asking about other SuperSolo options is that I have a good older instrument that responds much more happily Eudoxa than Rondo or other synthetics, and I'd bet that its 50-year-old bridge would be just the thing to cope with the relaxed tensions of the SuperSolo set. (FWIW, when it came from my grandfather's attic, there was a round tin box in the case that had a couple of plain gut strings along with some others. I've never asked a luthier to crank the whole thing up to accept EPs.)

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