Theghostis Posted March 29, 2021 Report Share Posted March 29, 2021 Are there any key differences between the A,D,G strings intended for a 14" viola and 4/4 violin strings? I have read some older threads about viola strings and finding the right combination for particular instruments, and have seen some potentially good suggestions for short scale viola strings. I am asking because my 14" viola is strung with violin A,D, G strings and a regular viola C. The A is a violin Jargar. the A,D,G are violin Warchal Amber. The C is a viola Warchal Amber (the shorter of the two Warchal viola sizes). I feel like my viola sounds a bit harsh which may be just a factor of its small size, its make and my playing ability. Would short scale viola strings have any benefits over violin strings? The vibrating string length of my viola is 33.9cm with the way that the bridge is currently positioned. I only rarely get out the viola to attempt playing through some movements of Bach Cello Suites and that probably won't change any time soon since I'm currently trying to improve enough on the violin to play in amateur groups once the pandemic subsides. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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