I. Mon Experience

STRINGS i USED dURING THE PROJECT

For my first set of strings I went to Potsdam to Pure Cordes by Valentin Oelmüller - Pure Corde and by Toro Strings

Equal tension: 13kg/string


  • I: Toro sheep gut diskant by Toro

  • II: High twist Darmsaite

  • III: Ø 2,70mm - Pure "triple" 

  • IV: Silver wound gut string Equiv. Ø 4 mm

I then tried more strings with the help and advices of Bastian Muthesius, in Berlin, I also tried strings by Aquila, Liedmeier, Kürschner, and Gamut Strings.



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My first strings set from PURE CORDES and the one I used during my analisis of the manuscripts

Strings I used for the recording:

I : Liedmeir - Ø 1.22-1.30
II : Liedmeir - Ø 1.75-1.80
III: Toro string Silver wound gut
IV: Silver wound gut string Equiv. Ø 4 mm by Pure Cordes 

GUTS STRINGS Calculator

About the tension, have you heard about equal tension and equal feel of tension?... Do your research ;) 
I play on an equal tension of 13kg per string, this is the result of the calculation of the tension of the string according to the angle above the bridge (155° for my baroque cello), the string length (712mm) and the tuning I play (415Hz).


Gamuts strings made things easier for us, depending on your tuning, string length and the tension you want on your cello you can calculate the diameter of strings you need: Calculate
Gamut page:

Great page:
https://shop.stringking.net/aquila/index.html



VIDEO: guts stringS knots - violoncello

You can also scroll down for photos, step by step...

how to make the knots on guts stringS -  step by step

1. MAKE A SIMPLE KNOT

2. MAKE THE LOOP

Guts strings knots cello
Guts strings  loop knots cello

4. iNSTALLING the guts strings on your cello

iNSTALL YOUR STRINGS - tutorial step by step

Depending on the size of the hole, you might not need to go through the loop or not
Put the string through the bottom 

Et voila, you are ready!


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