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Posted by Al on December 09, 2002 at 12:00:08:

In Reply to: harmonics posted by John on December 07, 2002 at 21:56:24:

When I studied this piece and performed it at a recital, I was using Thomastik Spirocores (red string). Since then, everyone says that the quality of strings matters more than generally understood, and some strings need to be played in (for a couple of weeks) as well. If you can't get the results from the Helicores that you'd expected at first, give them a little more time to get broken-in. If you're still not pleased with them, but had your stout set of "Original Flexocore" Strings in mind (a heavy gage string), you might invest a little more M-O-N-E-Y a set of Pirastro "FlatChromesteel" {blue/white thread)(formerly Eudoxa) strings. The guage of strings is important, and you may find the somewhat lighter gage of "FlatChromesteel" strings a plus (compared to "Original Felxocore"), the "Original FlatChome" (red/white thread) being even lighter gage than "FlatChromesteel."

Be careful to give ample time to play-in any set of strings, once installed, to find out how they sound after a couple of weeks before jumping to conclusions.

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