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String Laboratory

The Sound Post is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind, private test facility where you can try out strings on your own instrument at no charge.

Find out how your instrument and bow respond to different strings.

  • Try the latest strings, including popular new synthetic core violin and viola strings and expensive tungsten cello strings at no risk
  • Isolate what works best for you and your instrument

Learn about the differences between synthetic, steel, and gut strings.

  • You might find that gut suits you more than you thought
  • Test the latest synthetics like Violino, Infeld Red and Blue, and Evah Pirazzi against steel strings like Helicore, Permanent and Prim

Explore performance characteristics of different gauges and tensions.

  • Does a 13 gauge Eudoxa A work better for you than a 14?
  • Is Dominant Stark Silver D more suited to your instrument than medium?

The String Laboratory is stocked with Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass strings from the world's leading manufacturers including: Corelli, D'Addario, Jargar, Larsen, Pirastro, Prim and Thomastik.


The String Lab is available on a drop-in basis or guaranteed by advance reservation.

For reservations please call
416-971-6990 or 1-800-363-1512 from outside the Toronto area.

Visit our Online Store to browse our extensive product range.


Call us toll-free: 1-800-363-1512  

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