The cello
Written by Antoinette van Spaandonk   
Sunday, 06 February 2005
Article Index
The cello
Different cello's
Bows
Strings
Maintenance

Strings

There are a lot of different strings available:

  • gut strings
  • synthetic strings
  • steel strings

I used to have Jargar strings on my cello. They are very stable strings but they didn't produce a lot of sound on the G en C string. So I decided to switch. I bought Velvet strings. They have a silk core and resemble gut strings. This means you have to tune them an awfull lot. For a beginning cellist this can be really frustrating and sometimes scary (because they make a tinging sound when you tune them). But it is well worth it. They have a great mellow sound on my cello and sound a lot stronger than the Jargar.

But: this can be very different on a different cello. All cello's respond different to strings. So if you have to make a choice: you have to try them.

Other strings which I like are the Evah Pirazzi strings from Pirastro. They have a bright sound.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 September 2005 )
< Prev