Welcome to Senza!
The search for the perfect tone and touch for bowed stringed instruments might never end.
The Senza-System though, is an important step towards this goal and it will enhance your instrument with rich overtones.
I invite you to experience a broadened sound spectrum and the thrill of a fulfilling playing experience.
Less windings mean
optimal sound ... less is more!
This is where you will find all Senza products. We offer strings and tailpieces with fine tuners for bowed stringed instruments.
All our products come with free P&P (postage & packaging).
All tailpieces should be fitted by professionals or by me personally. You can find qualified violin makers who can undertake such fitting by selecting ‘Technicians’ from the menu.
Use the “technical gimmick” and select your product in the carousel. With just one mouse click, you get to the product overview. Enjoy browsing.
"For several years now, I have been using
Senza strings and I am very enthusiastic
about them. These strings, combined
with the Senza tailpieces,
have transported articulation and
sound into another dimension."
"... from now on my violin takes
the lead and I simply come along
for the ride ..."
"I am delighted with the easy articulation
and quick response of the Senza strings.
The Senza tailpieces has transformed my
Stradivari to sound even clearer
and more crystalline."
"I continue to be delighted
with the Senza system and have
to be careful not to forget
about work whilst playing violin!"
"A big thank you to Mr. Worlitzsch
for his Senza system.
It has improved my Greiner-violin
"The Senza system is a great asset for my violin.
It enriches its sound with overtones,
allows it to vibrate more freely
and improves articulation."
"The Senza strings and the Senza tailpiece
are quite simply a revolution for bowed
These orchestras already enjoy using Senza-System:
Festspielorchester Bayreuth | Berliner Philharmoniker | Deutsche Oper Berlin | DSO Berlin | Berner Sinfonieorchester | Staatsorchester Braunschweig | Bremer Philharmoniker | Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden | Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle | Philharmoniker Hamburg | NDR Radio Philharmonie |
Staatskapelle Weimar | Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover | Staatsorchester Kassel | WDR Sinfonieorchester | MDR Sinfonieorchester |
Philharmonisches Orchester der Hansestadt Lübeck | Münchner Philharmoniker | Sinfonie Orchester Stuttgart | Sinfonie Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks |
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR | Frankfurter Staatstheater | Wiener Philharmoniker
Rich sound of overtones in bowed stringed instruments.
“Senza” (meaning ‘without’) relates to the section of string between the bridge and the saddle of the tailpiece.
As with the pure gut strings in days gone by, the modern wound Senza string, with synthetic or metal core, runs from the nut of the fingerboard over the bridge, down to the saddle of the tailpiece without textile or synthetic windings.
This has the immediate effect of creating pure fifths behind the bridge, which in turn produce additional harmonics.
The method of fastening also follows the model of the gut string, with a knot securing it inside the slot of the tailpiece.
All other means of securing the string, such as a ball or loop end, incurred an unwanted extra winding. Hence the knot being the only solution for avoiding this.
Setting the distance between the bridge and the tailpiece-saddle is vital. After many experiments, I found that the ideal result is not achieved by a repeating of the tuning of the strings themselves.
Violins: G – D – A – E should sound B – F # – C # – G #.
Depending on the individual instrument, similar results may also be achieved through a tuning of C # – G # – D # – A #.
This results in 8 of the 12 tones of the diatonic scale being present when an open string is played.
To successfully create these harmonics, the distance from the bridge to the tailpiece-saddle must be set precisely.
The company Ergo Vio has developed its high quality tailpiece to complement the specifications of the Senza system.
The professional fitting of a Senza tailpiece can either be undertaken by me (by prior arrangement), or by one of my listed technicians.
One or more of our featherlight (circa 10g) titanium fine tuners will refine the Ergo Vio Senza tailpiece and transform it into a special fitting for your precious Instrument.
Here, you can send us your queries without obligation. Please ensure that all mandatory fields marked (*) are filled in correctly in order for us to respond without delay.
Further information can be obtained personally from
Volker Worlitzsch, An der Schachtbahn 4, 29313 Hambühren, Germany
Tel: ++49 (0) 5084 7316 | Fax: ++49 (0) 5084 6897 | mobile: 0163 5102424