Larsen 'Il Cannone Cello Strings
The new 'Il Cannone' cello strings by Larsen are
quickly proving to be the new 'talk of the (cello) town'
with their two uniquely named gauges: "Warm and
Broad" and "Direct and Focused".
At first you might just quickly think (as we did)
that it's just another slick margeting ploy, but once
you hear and play these strings, you will totally agree
with the way they have named them.
Warm and Broad. Well, we might have named this
set, "Warm and FAT"! The first thing we noticed
was how different the two C strings are. With the
Warm and Broad C, you get just that. A very nice
warm C and extremely responsive. By their
descriptive "broad" it really does add a depth to the
cello and actually broaden the whole lower spectrum of
the cello. You will not get
that "new" edgy sound you often see or hear on other
new cello strings. It's really quite impressive.
If you are happy (are we ever??) with the C string on
your cello now and you do not think you lack power, then
get the Warm and Broad. If you think that your cello
tends to perhaps be a little 'flappy' or softer compared
to the rest of your set, then we would highly reccomend
the Direct and Focused C (or set for that matter).
Go to the Larsen cello strings page.
What's the make up of these strings?
On both sets, the C and G strings are made with steel
rope core and tungsten windings. While both D's and the
warm and broad A have solid steel cores and stainless
steel windings, the 'direct and focused' A string has a
new material that Larsen is actually patenting and
cannot or will not say what it is. The A string
though has that "solo-ish" feel that you might notice as
a slightly brighter A string, than the 'warm and broad'.
One thing for sure though is that both sets are
extremely responsive, easy and fun to play on.
Lastly, both of these two sets can be switched
interchangeably and mixed together. The strings
were designed so that you can pick any string, from any
of these two sets and not see a huge difference in
tension, or tone. They all (both gauges) truly
respond well and will also blend well together.
Larsen 'Il Cannone'
Il Cannone Cello
two gauge/styles, 'Warm + Broad' or
'Direct + Focused' strong
||Il Cannone A
||Il Cannone D
||Il Cannone G
||Il Cannone C