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Pirastro Eudoxa Violin String, A

Pirastro

4.2 from 13 reviews
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Description

Aluminium on gut.


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Manuel
01/12/2016 08:43
Ponferrada, Spain

Beginner

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Pros: All perfect

Cons: Anything

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Mrs
09/10/2016 18:09
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Trouble free transaction

Pros: Ordering online was easy and delivery prompt.

Cons: No cons

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Jane
06/01/2016 18:11
Tenterden, United Kingdom

Beginner

Product great, postage arrangements not!

Pros: It's a lovely string with warm tone

Cons: For me, always seems to break in the case when left inactive

Other: The package couldn't be delivered until I paid Royal Mail £2 - apparently there was no postage on it. I wasn't in a hurry for the strings but it did delay delivery by 2 or 3 days.

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Nelson
30/12/2015 16:19
South Petherton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Dependable consistent quality

Pros: Suits my violin and playing. I have used eudoxa for many years and I see no point in changing.

Cons: Feeling pressurised to review

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Helen
18/09/2014 16:08
Stockport, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

I like what I know

Pros: Nice round sound and comfortable under the fingers.

Cons: The first one that I have used that has taken more than a day to settle in. It is always WAY flat by the next day. I'm sure it will improve though.

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Chris Muscillo
02/04/2014 19:29
Boston, United Kingdom

Teacher

High end string if ever there was one.

Pros: Like all Eudoxa the A is a true gut string that provides a clear and rich to a quality to instruments, the older violins in particular seem to warm to this type of string. I have used the Eudoxa range for a good few years and I am constantly impressed by the dynamic and depth that this string brings to my instrument.

Cons: Not a string for the beginner nor one that will stay in tune the same way as a modern synthetic. Think about this before purchase.

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David
12/02/2013 11:03
Chatham, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Experience of covered gut violin strings
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Pros: If you like the tone quality of gut strings then an aluminium wound string is a comfortable and long lasting variation. Pirastro Eudoxa are very well made and reliable. Available in various weights for all three lower strings - you will have to experiment to find, for each of the three, the one that suits your violin, its set up and your playing (and your ear), but once you know this then the Eudoxa make gives very consistent strings over the long term (decades in my case). Be aware however that gut string are sensitive to moisture and temperature even when finely aluminium wound as these ones are. The sound will vary in different conditions - and moisture in your fingers will also cause some change. Dry and cool circumstances tend to harden the quality of sound; more humid and warmer conditions can be very rewarding. Also remember that as the core is gut - they will eventually break with use - not dramatically so as the winding controls the moment. Usually a break occurs in the case and after quite some usage. I have never had a new or relatively new string break. You are paying for and receiving a very high level of quality control and consistency with these new strings. However it is certainly advisable with gut string to also have a spare and although Stringzone have always given me an extremely fast and reliable service that is not really the answer when the string eventually lets go just before a concert. Finally, gut strings stretch so a new one will take a day or so to settle. I suppose the best prepared player would also keep in the case a part used spare which would ease this problem at important moments when performing. Stringzone's little leaflet on new string fitting and usage is worth reading on the correct tensioning up of new strings.

Cons: Covered in 'pros' above

Other: Covered in 'pros' above

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David
04/10/2012 19:18
Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good string.Shame about the packing.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: This string is consistently good.

Cons: It needs frequent tuning, and Stringzone packing is poor.Stringzone coil the string very tightly to fit a tiny jiffy bag. This gives the A string in particular a permanent twist. Considering how expensive these strings are surely they could use a bigger bag (perhaps A5 size) and a looser coil.

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Peter
27/06/2016 16:36
London, United Kingdom

Professional

Dreadful
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Absolutely nothing

Cons: Horrible response, awful sound, would not stay in tune

Other: Wordst A string I've ever used in 50+ years

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Josephine
19/03/2015 17:03
Wrotham Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

See Above
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: See Below

Cons: See Below

Other: Its a spare, I haven't used it yet!

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