Warchal Amber Cello strings give you the power of metal-cored strings and the full-bodied sound of gut strings. Amber strings are a synthetic cored string with an option for a metal helix core on the A string. Both A strings are Steel wound, the D, G and C strings are Silver wound.
When Warchal developed their Brilliant cello set in 2010, they began a specific journey. Although using synthetic strings for cello hasn’t become standard yet, Warchal was able to offer cello players all the benefits of synthetic core strings.
The early reaction of the cello playing community confirmed Warchal’s decision was right. Cellists appreciated the textured sound that can be sculpted almost limitlessly by adjusting bowing speed and more importantly the contact point. Mostly Warchal heard from Brilliant users that their instrument sounded more relaxed, keeping its own character.
Taking all the feedback Warchal had into consideration they decided to create another option. One that comes closer to the robust sound projection that you know from playing metal strings while retaining the beauty of sound that has already become the standard for Warchal cello strings. The result is the new Amber set for cello.
Because any cello synthetic core A string is quite fragile both in handling and durability Warchal also offer a metal version of the Amber A string. It is the first time that Warchal’s 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, Warchal applied their invention on metal viola strings too. Now cello players can benefit from a metal A string with increased elasticity which offers the most wonderful sound.
These strings need about three days to settle before reaching their full tone quality.
Amber cello strings are made by Warchal in Slovakia.