"I love trying new things, to stay in touch with innovators and follow developments. But when it comes to rosin, I always, always come back to Andrea "A Piacere". The only rosin that effects my sound instantly, rich in overtones for that extra golden tone quality
we cellists look for. Very responsive in articulation while at the same time you feel the bow 'sink' into the strings. What a pleasure to play! "
If every violinist knew about the GELREST every violinist would use one! Superbly comfortable!!
OLIVER LEWIS, Guinness World's Fastest Violinist 2010 www.oliverlewis.co.uk
I'm glad to inform you that my daughter is a happy owner of Bow Hold Buddies since yesterday. She is delighted with it and said it's very comfortable and helpful.
Although she's been playing since she was 6 years old and recently passed her 3rd grade exams with great results she still has some problems with correct
bow hold. This is definitely going to make a difference. It's a small product but a great idea.
Warchal Ametyst Violin Strings
I've been using the Ametyst strings that I bought from you recently, and am happy to report that I'm favourably impressed.
.......they're bright but not harsh, and on the Chinese factory violins seem to bring out the best in the instrument.
I've been using (name of string removed) which are fine, but a bit dead compared with the Ametyst.
Simon Dubber Violins
...Secondly I'm really pleased with the strings and your service - turned up when you said it would and well packed too.
The Amber Viola are great - really liked those, and indeed the rest of the string range that I've put on instruments have all
turned out well. The 3/4 violin was fitted with the Ametysts and there was a definite improvement - better sound quality and nice
to play as well.
Warchal Amber Cello Strings
I have a recital coming up for which I'm using the German cello with the Warchal Amber strings. I've never heard that cello sound so good.
G.E. professional cellist
I'm very keen on the A Piacere. It is indeed a close run thing between that and the solo rosin. If anything,
I think I slightly prefer the A Piacere. It does feel a little
more responsive and a little smoother in legato playing. So I think that may have become my rosin of choice for the future.
James Barralet - Cellist
Warchal Brilliant Viola Strings
The Brilliant are on and I LOVE them. I have had a little play and the sound is gorgeous. The Brilliant are so sonorous. They have solved the problem
I had with my A string being too shrill. Obviously I need to play them in a bit but first
impressions are extremely good indeed especially with the Andrea rosin. I love the fact that they make the tone of my viola so even.
They also feel great under the finger too.
Viva Violins - Devon
Warchal Amber Violin Strings
" I wanted to give the Ambers a good break in period. I really like these strings! My modern violin just loves them....
The closest to gut I've played on since I last used Eudoxa a long time ago and without the constant retuning which is a bonus.
On my violin the A and E are bright and very sweet complimented by the very rich D and G. There is also a pleasing quality I can't quite
put my finger on ( forgive the pun) the music just seems easier to produce well.
S Shelley - Violinist
Warchal Karneol Viola Strings
I have to say even from the first day I put them on they sounded really open and a had a wonderfully rich tone particularly
in the lower three strings. (Usually it's the case that I would have to hide in a dark place somewhere with viola in tow and
try and warm up really metallic sounding strings).
La-Toya Rose - Professional Violist
Warchal Amber E Violins String
"The Amber E - when are they bringing out the set and how much will I need to re-mortgage my house
to get 100 sets? Really it's a great great string. It went on and settled in about 5 minutes (it's a funny spiral
job which threw me slightly but no problems so far) and it sounds sweet and smooth but with clarity from the open
E to the E octave and above. Don't know what the rest of the set will sound like but if that one's anything to
go by should be amazing!"
Professional violinist - a customer of Viva Violins - Devon