The Warchal Amber Cello A string is available either as a steel core string with steel winding or synthetic core with the traditional hydronalium winding.
Because any cello synthetic core A string is quite fragile both in handling and durability, warhcal have developed a metal version of the Amber A string. It is the first time that their newest invention, the helix solution, has been applied on a cello string. This improvement was originally invented by Bohdan Warchal in 2013 to solve the sound difference of metal E strings and whistling problems on violins. After its tremendous success they applied it to the metal viola strings too. Now cello players can benefit from a metal A string with increased elasticity which offers the most wonderful sound.
The Amber cello strings offer a bowing experience closer to that of playing metal core strings. The sound is darker and more robust than the Brilliant set and feels more immediately powerful to the player.
Amber offers more ‘golden’ tonal colours and we’d describe the tone as more immediately compelling and serious.
As with all synthetic strings there is a settling in period for tuning and tonal stability which can take 3 days or so. Synthetic cello strings should be tuned using the pegs during the initial settling period (while the core is stretching) before using fine tuners.
Warchal Amber Cello A string:
- Choice of Steel or synthetic core
- Choice of winding
- Yellow on the peg end