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Violin Strings

The information below relates specifically to violin strings but can sometimes be used as a guide for choosing viola and cello strings. Remember to change your strings at least once per year as they stretch, thin-out and lose their tone quality much sooner than you think.

If your violin tends to sound too bright or metallic with your current strings, try warmer sounding strings with a core like Dominant or Evah Pirazzi strings. Experiment and mix and match string types too, you might just find that a combination of strings works best for you.

As we are not a string distributor but carry these for customers as a matter of convenience and service, not all brands are available. We only stock strings we use on our instruments and in our school. Other sets are available on request.

 

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Savarez Corelli Crystal Set

 

Thomastik Dominant Set

 

Pirastro Gold Label and Oliv E-strings

 

Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Set

 

Pirastro Obligato Set

 

 
     

 

 

We recommend these for use on student violins.

Savarez Corelli Crystal

Synthetic

*The string we use on student outfits.

Excellent string for a beginning to intermediate student who wants a good perlon/nylon core string. Quite comparabe and a far more affordable alternative to Thomastic Dominants for new players on a budget.

   
 
 
 

 


 

Rhiannon uses these strings on our mid-range violins

Thomastic: Dominant

Synthetic with perlon core

Popular perlon-core set with players for many years. Brilliant, responsive sound. Slow break-in period but holds a tune well later.

E-string has very bright timbre, we replace these with the Pirastro Gold (Steel) or Oliv (Gold) E string on the 4/4 sets for no extra charge.

   
 
 
 

 


 

Pirastro: E-strings

Gold Label E-string

Steel string, excellent quality. We use this in place of the E-string with 4/4 and 3/4 Dominant violin string sets.

Oliv E-string

Gold-plated, ideal for mellowing/darkening an overly-bright high end of a violin.

   
 
 
 

 


 

Rhiannon uses these strings on our best violins and her own instrument

Pirastro: Evah Pirazzi

Handmade Synthetic

A virtuoso string: Intense and brilliant with wide range of dynamic and soloistic play. Outstanding quick response and delicate nuances within the pianissimo range. Soft and immediately playable.

Resistant to changes in temperature and humidity; enormous stability in tone. All strings are tuned for optimal set harmony.

Available with standard steel E-string or gold E-string (darker tone).

   
 
 
 

 


 

Pirastro: Obligato

Handmade Synthetic

A virtuoso string: Big soloistic and powerful tonal volume. Dark sound characteristics, brilliant, clear and focused, yet reacts at most sensible impulses.

Resistant to changes in temperature and humidity; enormous stability in tone. Soft and immediately playable. Tuned for optimal set harmony.

   
 
 
 

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