Thomastik-Infeld RONDO® NO.RO400 have been tested by over 500 professional cellists worldwide on instruments of the famous old and new masters. The product offers lots of radiance, color, volume and projection, especially for new builds. The strings are very present and masculine with an intense depth of sound, meaning they are more likely to meet the demands of professionals and advanced players. For beginners, enthusiasts and those looking for a more subdued sound character, we recommend Thomastik-Infeld Versum® strings.
CLEAR AND VELVETY
The Thomastik-Infeld RONDO® product line is defined by a very clear, powerful and direct sound with a velvety tone color. Cello strings are often associated with the throaty singing of a tenor. However, RONDO® strings sound closer to the chesty voice of a baritone, giving the cello a full, rich and deeper sound. These sound characteristics are also what set the strings apart from other, well-known strings and alternatives within the current Thomastik-Infeld range.
The RO400 set is very homogeneous. The strings are matched in such a way that the tonal and haptic transition between the strings is hardly noticeable.
THE PRESENT D-STRING
Cellists frequently complain that the sound and volume of D-strings deteriorates after a short time. This was taken into account in the development of this set, and the RONDO® D-string was deliberately manufactured to emanate a present sound. This makes it a stable bridge between the G- and A-string! The entire set is very powerful and the strings’ sound fills the room even when little bowing pressure is applied.
The strings respond smoothly and without resistance to every change in playing. All Thomastik-Infeld RONDO® strings offer a playing feel comparable to a driving experience with automatic transmission: they create a comfortable and balancing feel across all four strings in all registers and positions.
RONDO® strings have a fast and precise response that is not aggressive.
WHAT ARE AUTOMATIC STRINGS?
You’re faced with many challenges on the podium: temperature, humidity, acoustics, your own (nervous) tension. This volatile interplay can make it difficult to completely control movement and sound. Thomastik-Infeld automatic strings provide the perfect support here – they are less sensitive to changes in the contact point between string and bow. This allows these strings to compensate for any possible losses in quality (e.g.: response, sound density, tone beauty) and react predictably and reliably. They provide a comfortable and balancing feeling, comparable to the automatic transmission of a car.