Little Known Ways to Improve Your Sound

Is it time to upgrade your sound? It may not be that you need a new instrument or bow, we recommend trying some of these options below to get the most from your current instrument.

If you’ve been practising and performing with gusto on your string instrument, now is the time to take the next step and upgrade. Whether it’s time to upgrade your strings, bow or even instrument, our friendly team are all qualified musicians who understand the nuances of each and every different product we stock. Let us help you find the sound that suits you.

Is your instrument sounding dull? If your violin, viola, cello or double bass has lost its usual sparkle, it may be time to change your bridge and soundpost. Bridges and soundposts generally need replacing every 3-5 years, to keep your instrument and its sound in optimal shape. Simply for Strings employs two professionally trained luthiers and they are able to assess your instrument in a timely fashion. No matter how small or extensive the damage may be, they offer professional consultations on all stringed instruments needing servicing or repair. For more extensive damages and repairs such as new bridge carvings, sound-post adjustments, fingerboard modifications, seam re-glues and crack restorations, quotes may be obtained upon inspection of the instrument from one of our highly qualified luthiers. Get in touch with our workshop team and arrange an appointment today.

Why not try a string refresh?
A string upgrade is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your sound. Whether you’re wanting a louder, brighter tone for all of your solo playing, or a rounded, mellow tone for orchestral work, our team of experts can find the perfect string to suit you and your instrument.

We are loving the new string release from Jargar for both violinists and cellists. The brand new Jargar Superior synthetic core strings usher a new era at Jargar. Jargar now offers a top-notch choice for intermediate and professional musicians alike, playing everything from solo to an orchestra to chamber music. For the players who demand the highest standards in sound quality, performance and reliability, Jargar Superior is an excellent choice. We love how responsive these strings are on every instrument, and every player can enjoy the warmth, colour and projective sound from these fantastic strings.

Upgrading or changing your strings can bring a fresh new palette of sound to your instrument

D’Addario’s Zyex and Helicore remain a firm favourite here at Simply for Strings.  Zyex strings are available for violin and viola and are a perfect upgrade for any intermediate instrumentalist looking for an extremely rich, warm tone from their instrument. Zyex strings are made from a new generation of synthetic material, that are stable under our hot Brisbane climate, and have a quick response time under any bow. Helicore strings are available for violin, viola, cello and double bass, are a perfect for any intermediate instrumentalist looking for optimal playability and a clear, warm tone.

Check out our website for our full range of strings, or bring your instrument into the store for a personalised consultation with one of our string experts.

If you’ve been practising and performing with gusto on your string instrument, now is the time to take the next step and upgrade. Whether it’s time to upgrade your strings, bow or even instrument, our friendly team are all qualified musicians who understand the nuances of each and every different product we stock. Let us help you find the sound that suits you.

Trial a new bow
A new bow can be a more affordable way of upgrading your sound before upgrading your instrument. A new bow can make a dramatic difference to your sound quality and playing experience. There is no exact science to match your instrument and bow, but Simply for Strings offers a large range of bows in every price bracket.

An intermediate bow, constructed using higher quality Brazilwood is perfect for any player who is working on new and exciting bow techniques. Check out the full range of bows in our online store.

When to upgrade your instrument
The fact is as a musician improves their skills and ability, so must their instruments. An upgraded instrument can offer the musician an unparalleled playing experience from the practise room to the concert hall. Simply for Strings sources a range of beginner, intermediate, and professional violins, violas and celli from makers and manufacturers all over the world. All instruments are thoroughly checked against high-quality standards and are professionally set up by trained luthiers in our workshop. We have a large range of intermediate instruments to suit all budgets

We hope the above tips and advice are helpful for any instrumentalist looking to take their sound to the next level.

Our expert team are available to visit in-store. Our online store is open 24/7, with free shipping on orders over $99.