Larsen Magnacore and Arioso
After months of rumors about a new, 'powerful rich
sounding' Larsen Cello C and G string, we
finally have them in stock! Cello dealers and players
are already calling the new Larsen Magnacore
strings, "Spirocore Killers!" We think
it's a tad bit to soon to claim the new Magnacores as a
better, more desirable string than the ever popular
Thomastik Spirocore Tungsten C and G, but the new
Magnacores are very impressive.
History in the making. Before trying to describe the
way they play, let's first examine why the Spirocore
Tungsten C and G strings have been so very popular.
So far, the Spirocore Tungstens have had the most power
and presence of any lower C and G cello string
available. The most preferred cello combinations
set by far, are always the Spirocore Tungsten C G and
Larsen A and D medium, or A and D medium Solo.
Occasionally, folks choose a Larsen Forte (as it really
depends on the cello, trial and error of what works
A, Medium gauge
Larsen Magnacore D, Medium gauge
Larsen Magnacore Tungsten G , Medium gauge
Larsen Magnacore G Tungsten, Forte gauge
Larsen Magnacore, C Tungsten, Medium gauge
Larsen Magnacore, C Tungsten, Forte Gauge
||Magnacore Arioso Cello
||Magnacore Arioso A
||Magnacore Arioso D
||Magnacore Arioso G
||Magnacore Arioso C
If there was ever a 'ding' or a negative about the
Spirocore Tungstens was that they tend to be a little
hard or bright (especially when brand new.) To be
honest, that is a very minor concern on the Spirocores
and still, rightly so, they have been the #1 selling
Cello C and G strings throughout the world.
Now, it's Magnacore time! The Magnacore
simply describe their core (as a 'steel wire').
Not tungsten or platinum, but steel.
Oddly enough, the regular Larsen C and G strings, are
"Tungstens" so while they are made with same alloy as
the Spirocores, most players still thought as much power
as the Spirocores.
Magnacores have power. A special steel
(formulated alloy) that gives the string even more
power, but with that very famous Larsen "warmth"....yes,
now on the C and G strings that's never really been
possible before. Some of the cello players that
have tried and used these so far say that they have the
same, (if not more) power as the Spirocores, but have a
more dimensional, and wider tonal complexity too boot.
That's fun and very rewarding news because anytime you
can still have the same punch and power, but add to the
tonal spectrum, is a great achievement.
So, for years, the most discerning cellists would
take the power of the Spirocore Tungsten CG strings,
instead of the Larsen C and Gs. They thought that
while the Larsens were nice and warm, lacked the power
and punch they wanted when attacking them with their
bow. Now, the new Magnacores not only give even
more power, but they still have the beautiful Larsen
tone with it.
As always, you can buy these at the lowest prices
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