Aluminium on steel core.
Recommended for violas with a playing scale of 35-38cm which covers most violas of back length 15-16.5 inches
A good gut replacement
Pros: Seems to be more colourful and flexible than a Larson, though perhaps not quite so powerful. I don't need more than this, however, and I keep it until it breaks. which is very rare.
Cons: Has occasionally broken on the bridge when hit too hard, but I take the blame for that.
Other: I have played on Eudoxa A's for many years, only changing in order to deal with very high altitude repertoire in concerts, eg the Paganini Grand Sonata. I find the Obligato a very acceptable compromise between covered gut and synthetic or metal.
Lovely creamy sound!
Pros: Beautiful creamy tone. Reasonably priced. Settled in straight away, no slipping out of tune.
Cons: Nothing! Perfect for my viola.
Other: I upgraded my A and D strings to Pirastro Obligato and kept my Dominant C and G strings. They blend in well, but I am tempted to upgrade them all eventually!
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Pros: My A strings always seem to make a horrible sound on the open string unless I press really hard - making quiet passages a nightmare. But not with this string - note speaks instantly.
Cons: Nothing so far - except it makes the rest of my strings sound worse.