I've got a bright fiddle that Is strung with Larsens. I like the sound and it's good for jam sessions that are very loud. It is however, as I said, quite bright sounding. After reading discussions here and having lots of friends who like Helicores, I recently strung it with heavy helicores and although I enjoyed the less shrill sound, I didn't like the response of the strings which seemed like a lot of work with the bow on this particular violin. I'm sure many violins just sing with Helicores but this one doesn't. It was even worse with Helicore medium guage.
Does anyone have an experienced suggestion of other strings to try for a darker sound without losing power or quick response?
Thanks for any suggestions.