Strings for Carbon Fiber instruments

Edited: November 10, 2020, 10:24 AM · What strings work best for carbon fiber instruments? Do string manufacturers make strings suited specifically for these instruments?

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November 10, 2020, 12:42 PM · When I owned a L&C CF viola, I used standard strings: Obligato, and Warchal Brilliant strings. Like any instrument, it took a few tries to find the right set.
November 10, 2020, 3:01 PM · I know Luis and Clark very specifically used to recommend Dominant chrome, medium gauge C and G, Jargar forte A and medium D for their cellos (relatively higher-tension strings on the top end to very low tension on the bottom end), but I'm not sure if they have specific recommendations for violin, viola and bass.
November 10, 2020, 3:01 PM · I know Luis and Clark very specifically used to recommend Dominant chrome, medium gauge C and G, Jargar forte A and medium D for their cellos (relatively higher-tension strings on the top end to very low tension on the bottom end), but I'm not sure if they have specific recommendations for violin, viola and bass.
Edited: November 12, 2020, 3:46 PM · The Glasser carbon-fiber violins come with Larsen strings.
November 12, 2020, 6:46 PM · Maybe try to make them sound more like wood by using all-gut?
November 13, 2020, 9:18 PM · Not trying to hijack but what is the sound post made out of in a CF violin?
November 15, 2020, 7:32 PM · In a Luis & Clark, at least, it's wood, and is set as normal.

I imagine if you're going to use them amplifed it'd be the same strings as other electric violins, but if you're using them acoustically I have no clue.


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