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Pirastro Eudoxa Violin Strings, SET

Pirastro

4.4 from 29 reviews
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Full size, ball end E, medium tension
5 in stock
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5 in stock
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Description

Historically popular choice of professional string players. For those seeking the traditional gut sound.

Please note when ordering these strings the figures on the packaging refer to the diameter of the string and NOT the length (instrument size).

Click here to purchase single strings and other tensions (gauges).

Please note, these strings have a gut core and are not suitable for use in fine tuners or tailpieces with integrated tuners. They should only be fitted to a traditional wooden tailpiece. Use a single tuner for the E only.

Using a loop end E? The use of a protector to prevent the tuner hook breaking the string is essential with loop end E strings. We cannot accept claims for strings broken by the adjuster hook. Click here to purchase this item.


Product specifications

  • E aluminium on steel core, ball or loop end.
  • A aluminium on gut core, 4/4: gauge 13,3/4 PM, ball end
  • D aluminium on gut core, 4/4: gauge 16,3/4 PM, knot end
  • G aluminium on silver core, 4/4: gauge 15,3/4 PM, knot end
  • 1 PM=0.05mm in diameter. e.g 14PM = 0.7mm diameter.
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

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Helen Weedon
21/01/2011 16:43
Stockport, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Harmonious music making
15 out of 16 found the following review helpful

Pros: They bring out the best in both my violins, producing a nice woody sound with plenty of over and undertones. The sound is slightly fuzzy and less bright and piercing compared with Dominant strings and I like that.

Cons: They don't like changes in room temperature and weather conditions so cause plenty of peg twiddling between movements! Quite expensive and not the most durable strings.

Other: I've tried a number of strings on my two regularly played violins over the years and always come back to Eudoxa despite the cost and their quirks. Both instruments have quite different voices and strengths/weaknesses but Eudoxa strings bring out the best in both, and in one, helps control its rather loud output by broadening the sound while toning down the volume a little.

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James
02/10/2012 13:42
Lewes, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

a good set
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice clear sound, projects well on the A and G.

Cons: D string took a long time to play in, far longer than the others, and has a bit of a fuzzy tone quality even 2 weeks after putting on. Tuning is less stable on all strings than previous gut-core sets I have used, and the sound less rich, but still plenty of overtones and good projection.

Other: would consider swapping the D for something that matches better, the passione solo I had on before was too bright in comparison, but perhaps it would be worth considering matching it with an Oliv D or a regular Passione string. The D'addario Golden spiral solos are also a nice sound, if a little less responsive than one needs.

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susan
24/01/2012 17:23
darlington, United Kingdom

Beginner

Excellent service and item
3 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: My son's been playing with these strings for 20 years and I wouldn't buy anything else.

Cons: Nothing to say here...

Other: Best price I could find too!

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Howard
14/11/2017 20:15
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

I'll string along with Pirastro Eudoxa.

Pros: My 1820 English made fiddle was a little harsh and edgy although the Evah Pirazzi strings I was using gave me plenty of volume and carrying power. So I fitted a set of Pirastro Eudoxa and was delighted with the mellow, lush tone they produced. Being a gut core, they took a day or two to settle in, but they are now my string of choice.

Cons: none

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Stephen
21/08/2017 14:24
DEWSBURY, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good service

Pros: Good prompt service. Excellent strings

Cons: n/a

Other: n/a

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Eva
10/09/2016 11:58
Sligo, Ireland

Teacher

I am very happy and satisfied

Pros: Great sound...

Cons: All good

Other: Very satisfied

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Holly
07/01/2016 13:06
Axminster, United Kingdom

Teacher

Excellent quality strings.

Pros: Low tension, therefore ideal for my fragile old violin. Lovely warm tone.

Cons: Tuning can be difficult to maintain, as very sensitive to varying temperatures and humidity.

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Minsi
06/10/2015 10:57
LONDON, United Kingdom

Professional

Mostly positive :)

Pros: Lovely tone, really great for using it to open up an instrument. Due to the gut cord, force me to think more about my bow technique in order to make a good sound.

Cons: Tuning is definitely not easy to maintain, especially in area when humidity and temperature is not stable.

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Dr Ethel Hillier
14/07/2015 10:10
Exeter, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Nice mellow sound for the right instrument

Pros: Lovely rich sound ( pj the right instrument. I have a southern German violin about 1850. On my French violin I use obligato with a much brighter sound which would not be nice on the mellow instrument) Do need tuning a lot but WORTH the effort

Cons: Not much! I just enjoy this sound

Other: Strings need to match the instrument

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Richard
30/09/2013 16:53
Southampton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A definite improvement over Pirastro Obligato
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very nice tone on the G, D, and A. Strings speak quickly without excessive bow pressure or stroke.

Cons: Not as good at holding pitch as synthetic strings, but getting better after the first week or two. E string is a little squeaky but holds pitch well and has good tone.

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