Best Cello Strings in 2020



D’Addario H510 Helicore Cello String Set, 4/4 Scale Medium Tension (1 Set)– Stranded Steel Core for Optimum Playability and Clear, Warm Tone – Versatile and Durable – Sealed Pouch Prevents Corrosion Review:


I have an Ammoon (Chinese factory) cello and it is my first cello. It came with with a set of strings that sell for $7.23. The D'Addario strings were an amazing improvement. It took me a little while to get used to the feeling of good strings and the additional volume (and my fingers not turning black as they did with the old strings). I think the original strings were light tension and the change to medium tension gave the additional volume. The strings settled in quickly and feel great under the bow. I'm been having a great time with the instrument ever since. The next step was to fit the bridge and lower the string height and I now have a cello that sounds good and is easy to play. The strings cost was 75% of the original cost of the cello but they were worth it.



D’Addario H512 Helicore Cello Single A String, 4/4 Scale Medium Tension (1 Set)– Stranded Steel Core for Optimum Playability and Clear, Warm Tone – Versatile and Durable – Sealed Pouch Prevents Corrosion Review:


I have an Ammoon (Chinese factory) cello and it is my first cello. It came with with a set of strings that sell for $7.23. The D'Addario strings were an amazing improvement. It took me a little while to get used to the feeling of good strings and the additional volume (and my fingers not turning black as they did with the old strings). I think the original strings were light tension and the change to medium tension gave the additional volume. The strings settled in quickly and feel great under the bow. I'm been having a great time with the instrument ever since. The next step was to fit the bridge and lower the string height and I now have a cello that sounds good and is easy to play. The strings cost was 75% of the original cost of the cello but they were worth it.



D’Addario H512 Helicore Cello Single D String, 4/4 Scale Medium Tension (1 Set)– Stranded Steel Core for Optimum Playability and Clear, Warm Tone – Versatile and Durable – Sealed Pouch Prevents Corrosion Review:


I have an Ammoon (Chinese factory) cello and it is my first cello. It came with with a set of strings that sell for $7.23. The D'Addario strings were an amazing improvement. It took me a little while to get used to the feeling of good strings and the additional volume (and my fingers not turning black as they did with the old strings). I think the original strings were light tension and the change to medium tension gave the additional volume. The strings settled in quickly and feel great under the bow. I'm been having a great time with the instrument ever since. The next step was to fit the bridge and lower the string height and I now have a cello that sounds good and is easy to play. The strings cost was 75% of the original cost of the cello but they were worth it.



Q QINGGE Cello Strings Full Set (A-D-G-C) Steel rope core for 4/4 & 3/4 Size Review:


I had just broken one of my strings when I thought to myself, "it's probably about time to replace them all anyway". After looking at all of the $50+ sets, I came across this one and noticed it's stellar reviews. I figured that for $30 they would be worth giving a try, just in case there was something to them. After restringing, I can honestly say that the sound from these cheap strings blew me away. I highly recommend them!



Jargar Cello SET CLASSIC Coated Steel Strings, Medium Review:


This set is very warm and good to learn on, much better than other sets in its price range. There are better (ie more resonant and colorful) sets that cost twice as much, but these strings are really quite nice. The only string that I couldn't get to sing was the G, the rest just required patience to figure out how get them to respond. The A and D have a good reputation, but the C despite being chrome steel is also very rich and responsive once you figure out the right pressure and speed. Initially getting a rich tone from the C didnt seem possible, but eventually it was the most resonant string of the set. I think I may like it more than my new tungsten C, but maybe that string will just take time to settle in too.



Larsen Soloist 4/4 Cello A String Medium Alloy-Steel Review:


Very shortly:
absolutely perfect, as usually.
If add more comments, I can say: some people are not always happy with Larsen strings ( I was reading their comments on Forum sites) and they are sharing their negative opinion with other, not being, maybe, able to understand this -
LARSEN STRINGS ARE DEVELOPED FOR SOLOISTS!!!!! However Larsen strings can be good for playing in orchestra too, but their brilliant and extremely beautiful sound is not always blending to string section sound and becomes noticeable
(although very good player can avoid it), especially if use perfect instrument, for example old Italian cello.
I have to note, that Larsen strings are very long lasting. I use them since A string was just introduced and I was able to use any of Larsen strings (A,D,G,C) for very many years.
For example, my first broken C string was serving me for 12 years and I had same thing with G string.
Unfortunately, I can not say any thing good about new kind of Larsen strings, such as Wirecore G,C and G-soloist edition.
They are not consistent and (even more) Wirecore G and C have horrible sound, although are ve-e-e-e-ry loud. Almost impossible to play soft.
So, I do recommend everyone to use Soloist Edition A and D Larsen strings, also Soloist G ( but be prepare to have huge difference in tone and volume, plus have patience to wait for about a month, until it warms up/



D’Addario J1010 Prelude Cello String Set, 4/4 Scale Medium Tension (1 Set) –Solid Steel Core, Warm Tone, Economical, Durable – Educator’s Choice for Student Strings – Sealed Pouch Prevents Corrosion Review:


I purchased these strings for the cello after the pro-arte broke while tuning during chamber orchestra. The orchestra helper has a tough time tuning cellos and always seems to break a string a year.

These sound good on the student (inexpensive) cello and they hold up to students and helpers learning to tune on a new instrument. I had forgotten this lesson of tougher strings for the cello to prevent snapping while turning, have been hanging around perlon core loving violin teachers too long.

Once theses strings break in and the instrument is properly tuned only small adjustment will be necessary under normal conditions. And the strings sound better the more they are played, the sound mellows.

For public school orchestra these are excellent. The one or two cellos are usually drowned out by all the violins with their cheap and bright strings, you can hear these strings.



Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold 4/4 Cello A String Review:


Lovely sounding A string. Only available in 4/4 length; but i put it on my daughter's 3/4 with about 2-inches cut off at the end - still have lots of extra string wound up on the peg. Not the ideal situation; but it sounds much more bright and focused then the Larson before (which snapped after about 6 months of regular use). Wish they'd make a 3/4-length.



Jargar 4/4 Cello A String Medium Chromesteel Review:


We bought D and A strings per my daughter's cello based on her private teacher's likes. Originally I bought the standard grade. We had a bout of extremely dry weather. The A string broke. I replaced it and the D string with the same strings but upgraded to the superior grade for $10 more per string. Just make sure you get the superior grade on these strings. Cello sounds great!