Encore Orchestral Strings

Encore Orchestral Strings Encore Orchestral Strings is a specialty violin shop within Paige's Music in Indianapolis, IN. We serve educators, musicians, and students by providing exceptional service and outstanding value in meeting their needs for instruments and accessories.

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Check out this great opportunity for your students participating in ISSMA events!https://bit.ly/paiges-test-drive-solo
01/03/2022
Paige's Music

Check out this great opportunity for your students participating in ISSMA events!

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Since 1871, Paige's Music Company has been committed to supporting band and orchestral school music programs across the state of Indiana. Today the company is the premier place to rent or buy a band or orchestra instrument for your student, as well as the premier place to get your instrument repaire...

It is my sincere pleasure to introduce our new Encore colleague, Rigo Barrozo!  Rigo has been part of the Paige's Music ...
09/14/2021

It is my sincere pleasure to introduce our new Encore colleague, Rigo Barrozo! Rigo has been part of the Paige's Music team for a while now and I am thrilled he agreed to join me as a Specialist in Encore. He is a cellist and studied with Dr. Kurt Fowler at ISU.

Please be sure to say hello to Rigo next time you are at the store!

BAM La Defense Hightech Slim violin case...so pretty!  We got a great deal on this one and we're happy to pass it along ...
08/10/2021

BAM La Defense Hightech Slim violin case...so pretty! We got a great deal on this one and we're happy to pass it along to you for a similar discount. Who needs a violin case?

07/28/2021

Our very own Rigo Barrozo shares his long-term experiences with the new Il Cannone set of cello strings from Larsen:

The Il Cannones are Larsen’s newest iteration of exceptional cello strings. Unique from the standard and Magnacore strings is an offering of two variants: “warm and broad” and “direct and focused” sets designed to work well together in any combination. This opens up a world of possibilities for the cellist that has never been offered before. Exciting times! Notable cellists currently performing on the Il Cannones are Jang Wang, Narek Hakhnazaryan, and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

Larsen was kind enough to send us a set of the direct and focused strings to try and I have had the strings on my cello for almost a year.

These strings needed very little play-in time and were very quick to tune. My initial thoughts were that they had a very quick response, a very solid core sound, and seamless transitions between strings. Tone colors and dynamic contrasts are very easy to control. They feel solid under the left hand but pliable at the same time.

C-string: the response is very quick and it is very easy to achieve clarity in fast passages. The winding is of superb quality and feels smooth under the left hand. They lack the gravelly sound sometimes found in Spirocores and have a good depth and core.

G-string: again, these lack the gravelly sound often found in tungsten-wound strings. They have a great depth and clarity to the sound and respond well to playing in the upper register.

D-string: one issue with many string sets is the transition from the G to D strings. The Il Cannones do a great job at making these transitions seamless. The D string has a powerful, deep sound and responds very well to soloist playing – it doesn’t crack under pressure! It lacks the dull, unfocused sound found on some D-strings.

A-string: this string has a focused and noble sound without sticking out like a sore thumb. It responds very well in the high register and has a wide tonal palette. These would be appropriate for a soloist needing a string that cuts through the texture while offering a good amount of complexity. They are not the most powerful strings out there, but are able to achieve a big sound.
Final thoughts: these string are exceptionally good and were a wonderful fit for my cello. The overall quality is nothing less than what you would expect from Larsen – the wax sealed packaging, beautiful silk at the tailpiece, and colored ball ends make you feel like you are getting a great product, which you are! I give these a 5/5!

We stock a limited number of Wiedoeft cello and bass rosins.  We have four of each at the moment, so tell your friends!W...
05/18/2021

We stock a limited number of Wiedoeft cello and bass rosins. We have four of each at the moment, so tell your friends!

We'll restock as they are purchased, but there could be moments we don't have one or the other in stock. You're always free to contact us to put one on hold or have us ship it to you!

We stock a limited number of Wiedoeft cello and bass rosins. We have four of each at the moment, so tell your friends!

We'll restock as they are purchased, but there could be moments we don't have one or the other in stock. You're always free to contact us to put one on hold or have us ship it to you!

This Ben Parrott cello we sold in 2016 came in for some TLC.  I can’t express how much I love these signs of how much it...
05/07/2021

This Ben Parrott cello we sold in 2016 came in for some TLC. I can’t express how much I love these signs of how much it’s been played! Both these areas had been lightly antiqued...and years, and notes, and sweat, and music has done the rest ❤️

There are so many good strings on the market with new options coming out all the time.  Do you have questions or want to...
04/15/2021

There are so many good strings on the market with new options coming out all the time. Do you have questions or want to chat about what might work best for you and your instrument? We are here for you!

There are so many good strings on the market with new options coming out all the time. Do you have questions or want to chat about what might work best for you and your instrument? We are here for you!

Our new Paige’s logo on our new sign above our new landscaping...it feels like spring!
04/15/2021

Our new Paige’s logo on our new sign above our new landscaping...it feels like spring!

Our new Paige’s logo on our new sign above our new landscaping...it feels like spring!

Some wonderful willow for your Wednesday!
04/14/2021

Some wonderful willow for your Wednesday!

Some wonderful willow for your Wednesday!

Dominant PRO now in stock!
03/20/2021

Dominant PRO now in stock!

We're back open today with our normal hours, 10a - 6p.  Please be careful as you travel.
02/17/2021

We're back open today with our normal hours, 10a - 6p. Please be careful as you travel.

We're back open today with our normal hours, 10a - 6p. Please be careful as you travel.

We will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16th due to inclement weather.  We expect to be back open tomorrow.
02/16/2021

We will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16th due to inclement weather. We expect to be back open tomorrow.

We will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16th due to inclement weather. We expect to be back open tomorrow.

01/26/2021

I’m sorry (not sorry) for the Christmas tune, but I love the sound of this bass Ben just finished setting up!

I love this picture!  These are lovely Venetian style Sloane tuning gears that Ben just installed on a newly-arrived Jay...
01/20/2021

I love this picture! These are lovely Venetian style Sloane tuning gears that Ben just installed on a newly-arrived Jay Haide bass. The polished brass is reflecting the acoustic panel hanging on the wall, making them look like they are forged from Damascus steel!

https://encoreorchestral.com/sloane-tuning-gears-for-bass/

I love this picture! These are lovely Venetian style Sloane tuning gears that Ben just installed on a newly-arrived Jay Haide bass. The polished brass is reflecting the acoustic panel hanging on the wall, making them look like they are forged from Damascus steel!

https://encoreorchestral.com/sloane-tuning-gears-for-bass/

We hope you enjoy the holidays with your family and friends!We will be open on Christmas Eve 10-2, closed Christmas Day,...
12/23/2020

We hope you enjoy the holidays with your family and friends!

We will be open on Christmas Eve 10-2, closed Christmas Day, and closed Saturday the 26th.

We'll be open 10-2 on New Year's Eve and closed New Year's Day.

We hope you enjoy the holidays with your family and friends!

We will be open on Christmas Eve 10-2, closed Christmas Day, and closed Saturday the 26th.

We'll be open 10-2 on New Year's Eve and closed New Year's Day.

Not bad for a cell phone camera!
12/21/2020

Not bad for a cell phone camera!

Not bad for a cell phone camera!

Anyone else see a 1970 Porsche 917?  No?  Just me?
12/15/2020

Anyone else see a 1970 Porsche 917? No? Just me?

Anyone else see a 1970 Porsche 917? No? Just me?

I played *gasp* BASS on a friend’s recording project yesterday and used this 7/8 Shen Rogeri willow instrument.  I almos...
11/21/2020

I played *gasp* BASS on a friend’s recording project yesterday and used this 7/8 Shen Rogeri willow instrument. I almost got distracted by the birdseye figure in the willow on this shoulder - beautiful!

I set this Shen SB100 in a stand outside my office door, and I can’t help admiring it each time I walk past.  While it’s...
11/11/2020

I set this Shen SB100 in a stand outside my office door, and I can’t help admiring it each time I walk past. While it’s a fully laminate bass, Shen puts a top veneer of spruce on the top which gives it a solid wood look.

I set this Shen SB100 in a stand outside my office door, and I can’t help admiring it each time I walk past. While it’s a fully laminate bass, Shen puts a top veneer of spruce on the top which gives it a solid wood look.

We will be closed this Saturday to observe the 4th of July Holiday and will be reopen with normal business hours Monday ...
07/02/2020

We will be closed this Saturday to observe the 4th of July Holiday and will be reopen with normal business hours Monday 7/6!

Paige’s Music, Encore Orchestral Strings, Chops Percussion, and Indy Flute Shop will be closed Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will resume regular hours on Monday, July 6th. Stay safe and healthy!

I was just having a conversation with another cellist the other day regarding cars with big enough trunks for a cello ca...
06/13/2020

I was just having a conversation with another cellist the other day regarding cars with big enough trunks for a cello case. My case doesn't fit in my Honda Accord trunk without putting the back seats down. However, this Chrysler 300 rental fits the case EASILY.

Now, there aren't many situations in which the trunk would be the ideal place for your instrument - it's usually too hot or too cold. However, it's nice to be able to fit it when conditions are ideal. I've found most mornings when I take the girls to school in the spring and fall, the cello would be perfectly happy in the trunk.

With the auto industry moving away from cars to SUVs (sad, in my opinion), this might be an irrelevant question - but are there any other cars that you know of that fit a hard cello case in the trunk? I know hatchbacks usually fit them if you put a back seat down, but I'm talking about an enclosed trunk like this.

I was just having a conversation with another cellist the other day regarding cars with big enough trunks for a cello case. My case doesn't fit in my Honda Accord trunk without putting the back seats down. However, this Chrysler 300 rental fits the case EASILY.

Now, there aren't many situations in which the trunk would be the ideal place for your instrument - it's usually too hot or too cold. However, it's nice to be able to fit it when conditions are ideal. I've found most mornings when I take the girls to school in the spring and fall, the cello would be perfectly happy in the trunk.

With the auto industry moving away from cars to SUVs (sad, in my opinion), this might be an irrelevant question - but are there any other cars that you know of that fit a hard cello case in the trunk? I know hatchbacks usually fit them if you put a back seat down, but I'm talking about an enclosed trunk like this.

I'm excited to have five sets of Thomastik Rondo cello strings in stock at the moment.  I've had these strings on my per...
06/10/2020

I'm excited to have five sets of Thomastik Rondo cello strings in stock at the moment. I've had these strings on my personal cello for about three months and they continue to be my go-to recommendation for cellists who have been using a 2+2 combo of Larsen Soloist and Spirocore Tungsten. I feel like Thomastik has done a great job of creating a set that keeps all the qualities we've come to love from that classic 2+2 set while addressing the reticent D and aggressive G. The end result is a full set of strings that can not only work as a set, but I've found to work just as well on several friends' cellos. This means that they work well across different instruments and playing styles and have satisfied some of the most discerning players I know.

These are not intended to be available online and there are a limited number of shops who offer them. I'm pleased to partner with Thomastik again to offer this fantastic and unique string in our area.

I'm excited to have five sets of Thomastik Rondo cello strings in stock at the moment. I've had these strings on my personal cello for about three months and they continue to be my go-to recommendation for cellists who have been using a 2+2 combo of Larsen Soloist and Spirocore Tungsten. I feel like Thomastik has done a great job of creating a set that keeps all the qualities we've come to love from that classic 2+2 set while addressing the reticent D and aggressive G. The end result is a full set of strings that can not only work as a set, but I've found to work just as well on several friends' cellos. This means that they work well across different instruments and playing styles and have satisfied some of the most discerning players I know.

These are not intended to be available online and there are a limited number of shops who offer them. I'm pleased to partner with Thomastik again to offer this fantastic and unique string in our area.

We agree with how our friends at NAMM Show put it: "A musical instrument does not discriminate, it cares not for the col...
06/02/2020

We agree with how our friends at NAMM Show put it: "A musical instrument does not discriminate, it cares not for the color of the hand that plays it but only for the content of the artist's heart and musical soul.” #BlackoutTuesday #TheShowMustBePaused #MusicUnites

We agree with how our friends at NAMM Show put it: "A musical instrument does not discriminate, it cares not for the color of the hand that plays it but only for the content of the artist's heart and musical soul.” #BlackoutTuesday #TheShowMustBePaused #MusicUnites

A follow-up regarding the reopening of the store - we're requesting that anyone planning to visit the store to play and ...
05/16/2020
Paige's Music

A follow-up regarding the reopening of the store - we're requesting that anyone planning to visit the store to play and select an instrument do so by appointment. Please visit www.paigesmusic.com/schedule.com and select the "Encore" appointment. This will allow us to manage the number of people in the store and ensure we have plenty of available inventory for your visit. Thank you!

To clarify, you're welcome to walk in anytime to buy accessories and wave at us from six feet away - this is specific to playing and selecting instruments.

Since 1871, Paige's Music Company has been committed to supporting band and orchestral school music programs across the state of Indiana. Today the company is the premier place to rent or buy a band or orchestra instrument for your student, as well as the premier place to get your instrument repaire...

The front door will be unlocked starting at 10am today!  We'll lock it again at 4pm, you know, because we close then.  W...
05/16/2020

The front door will be unlocked starting at 10am today! We'll lock it again at 4pm, you know, because we close then. We're going to be taking all the precautions recommended by the CDC and Governor. Please be patient with us as we all adjust - we are doing our best to keep you safe, to keep ourselves safe, and to keep our loved ones we see when we get home safe.

Don't be surprised if we ask you to wash your hands before playing instruments. We're going to limit the number of people in the showroom at any one time, so you might have a short wait before we can help you. The bottom line is that we're trying to do everything we can to both serve you and keep everyone as safe as possible at the same time. It is a balance, and we're figuring it out.

I'm looking forward to seeing you! Please look for the smile wrinkles around my eyes as my big hairy face will be hidden behind a mask.

The front door will be unlocked starting at 10am today! We'll lock it again at 4pm, you know, because we close then. We're going to be taking all the precautions recommended by the CDC and Governor. Please be patient with us as we all adjust - we are doing our best to keep you safe, to keep ourselves safe, and to keep our loved ones we see when we get home safe.

Don't be surprised if we ask you to wash your hands before playing instruments. We're going to limit the number of people in the showroom at any one time, so you might have a short wait before we can help you. The bottom line is that we're trying to do everything we can to both serve you and keep everyone as safe as possible at the same time. It is a balance, and we're figuring it out.

I'm looking forward to seeing you! Please look for the smile wrinkles around my eyes as my big hairy face will be hidden behind a mask.

Beginning Tuesday, April 14th we will be open normal business hours to take phone, email, online orders and to provide c...
04/14/2020

Beginning Tuesday, April 14th we will be open normal business hours to take phone, email, online orders and to provide contact-free curbside pick-up while our showrooms remain closed. Paige's Music will also be running a modified delivery route to central locations in local school districts on an as-needed basis and every purchase during the stay at home order will receive free shipping to your home. Please contact us so we can work with you to provide the most convenient arrangements possible to serve you during this current stay-at-home order.

https://encoreorchestral.com/paiges-music-curbside-pickup-available-again/

Beginning Tuesday, April 14th we will be open normal business hours to take phone, email, online orders and to provide contact-free curbside pick-up while our showrooms remain closed. Paige's Music will also be running a modified delivery route to central locations in local school districts on an as-needed basis and every purchase during the stay at home order will receive free shipping to your home. Please contact us so we can work with you to provide the most convenient arrangements possible to serve you during this current stay-at-home order.

https://encoreorchestral.com/paiges-music-curbside-pickup-available-again/

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5282 E 65th St
Indianapolis, IN
46220

We're just west of 37/Binford Blvd on 65th Street. Call for some directions...we can be hard to find the first time!

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Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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Thank you so much to Encore Orchestral Strings for their donation of rosin and strings to our Fall Concert and Silent Auction on Sunday, November 17! Bid on these and other great items, and join us for our concert in Sursa Hall at 3:00.