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How can strings be used to improve the tonal lifespan and the handling of a string instrument?
The decisive factor is the respective leading string of the instrument. This is the D-string for violin, the G-string for viola and cello, and the A-string for the double bass. Tonal lifespan: it is recommended to select the leading string of the respective instrument to be approximately 5-10% (subjectively) brighter and possibly also more metallic than the other strings. This increases tonal lifespan and brilliance of the entire set of strings. The excessive brilliance fades after a few hours. If a string set already sounds warm and not very metallic upon first being strung, the tonal lifespan is normally shorter. If the strings, especially the leading string, produce more bow noise, the tonal projection capacity of an instrument increases