Larsen Magnacore C & G Strings
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 best.)
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
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.
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