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Cello D String - Medium

Cello D String - Medium

Product Review (submitted on 13 December 2013):
This outstanding new D-string medium from Rostanvo was a real revelation to me. In general the D-string on any cello (apart from one real exception) among 50 tested professional celli between £ 5000.00 till £ 100 000.00 seemed to have the greatest problems on their D-string in view of its clarity and projection, and that mainly in the upper registers close to the bridge where the D-strings are mostly to weak to the surrounding A- and G-strings. My favourite one on my soloist Bai Li Xing cello has been the D-string medium special from Jargar; the actual surrounding strings are the A-string soft from Pirastro Passione and the G-string medium wire core Tungsten from Larsen (idem the C-string). Till today this new D-string from Rostanvo was clearly the most powerful, overtone-rich D-string which I have ever come across. The sound is open, clear, full and with an excellent projection and response, and that all even closer to the bridge than with any other string. It is well balanced throughout the string self and between its surrounding strings; it supports even the C-string. On the negative side this string is too expensive, needs about one week to be properly assimilated to its surroundings and by losing its initial harshness and dominance. I had just to put on its first replacement; the 1st string did not last longer than seven and a half months. Hopefully the next one will last for longer. Summa summarum this D-string is a revelation, congratulation.