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finally tried Jargar strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Kevinlee, Nov 13, 2001.


  1. Kevinlee

    Kevinlee

    May 15, 2001
    Phx, AZ..USA
    Well I finally got hold of some Jargar strings, and must say I am very happy with them. I'm using the dolce. Very easy to play (pizz and slap) and real nice tone. These were recomended to me sometime back on this post by Francois, but of course I had to take the long and expensive route, trying three or four other brands before I got around to the Jargars. Anyway.... better late then never.

    Thanks
     
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Better later than never! ;)

    I'm glad you're happy with them, Kevin.
     
  3. JAS

    JAS

    Jul 3, 2001
    California
    what are the dolce's lik efor jazz playing? how is their sustain and tone?
     
  4. Kevinlee

    Kevinlee

    May 15, 2001
    Phx, AZ..USA
    The Jargar strings are rather Gut like in tone. Very subtle and warm. Not much sustain. Especialy on the D string. But you get more of that old traditional Jazz sound with Jargar than say Spirocores which are much more lively sounding.

    After experimenting with various string types I've found I actually prefer this sound for jazz.

    Kevinlee
     
  5. JAS

    JAS

    Jul 3, 2001
    California
    so are these strings for solo tuning? can they be tuned to orch pitch? are they flexible and easy tension when at orch pitch? can these strings sing when played pizz or do they really have no sustain?
     
  6. Kevinlee

    Kevinlee

    May 15, 2001
    Phx, AZ..USA
    You know I'm not sure if they are solo tuning or not. I've only used them at orchestra pitch. And yes they are flexible with low tension, easy to play but not floppy like some solo strings when tunned down.

    The G & D really don't have much sustain. The A & E have a bit more but they are not like Spirocores or Helicore piz. They are very warm though and have more of an old time jazz sound then a modern one when played piz.

    Kevinlee
     

  7. They are designed to be usable for both ; as a soft flexible orchestra string , or a regular solo string.
     
  8. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Green silk = dolce gauge (thin)
    Blue silk = regular
    Red silk = forte gauge (thick)
     
  9. How comfortably do they bow , (how smoothly).How is the response?
     
  10. Amin

    Amin

    Oct 22, 2004
    Italy
    ..anyone tried the Jargar Solo "dolce"?
    I would be very interested in any comments, especially about their bow-response, feel, and tone..
    Thanks!
     
  11. Kevinlee

    Kevinlee

    May 15, 2001
    Phx, AZ..USA
    I pretty much suck with the bow but I did find that even I could get a somewhat decent sound bowing the Jargar Dolce. The tone is dark and the feel is low tension, easy on the fingers but not floppy.

    I have a used set of Jargar Dolce that are in pretty good shape. I'm not using them at the moment and I would be willing to trade them for some other strings if you want to try them out.

    Kevinlee