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Obligato Violin Strings Set

Pirastro

4.8 from 109 reviews
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With ball end Steel E
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£63.74
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£63.74
With ball end Goldplated E
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£70.19
With loop end Goldplated E
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£70.19

Description

Set of 4 Medium tension strings.

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


Product specifications:

  • Professional grade synthetic fibre cored strings
  • Ball end A, D & G
  • Choice of gold-plated or plain steel E, ball or loop end
  • A-Aluminium
  • D-Silver
  • G-Silver
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

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Daniel
16/02/2011 00:41
Frodsham, United Kingdom

Professional

Happy with A, D and G not so with E
22 out of 23 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very warm tone on G, D and A string. occasional bright pro sound on E string.

Cons: Every E string so far whistles with bow crosses from A string to greater or lesser degrees. This can make a perfect performance not so perfect.

Other: I would love feedback on the E string problem as I am very happy with the three lower strings and need this problem solving in a way which meens I don't have to use an alternative manufacturer for the E string.

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Simon
18/02/2011 11:49
Brighton, United Kingdom

Teacher

Great Strings.
10 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: Obligatos work brilliantly with my violin giving a nice rich sound with good subtelties. I prefer these to Pirrazzi's which I find respond slower and start to sound dull quicker.

Cons: The A string often starts to unwind in about half the time the other strings start to wear.

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Victoria
23/01/2011 16:43
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Teacher

Good service again, many thanks!
9 out of 10 found the following review helpful

Pros: Mellow, rich tone, especially suitable for my slightly overly-bright sounding violin. These strings settle more quickly than the covered gut ones and feel finer than Dominant.

Cons: no cons..except all Pirastro strings are a bit pricey!

Other: Good product & swift delivery!

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Camille
22/01/2011 10:28
Dublin, Ireland

Professional

Tone, power and practicality
9 out of 10 found the following review helpful

Pros: These work beautifully on my modern instrument. I love the tone they produce with my violin, but they're also powerful and responsive. They're extremely practical too, they play in after only a couple of hours and stay in tune very well.

Cons: None for me, but personal tastes vary so really it's best to experiment with different strings and find what works best for you.

Other: You can be sure to get your strings quickly with The String Zone. I always received them the next day when I lived in England and I get them in 2-3 days here in the Republic of Ireland.

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A Chander
15/06/2011 19:50
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Great sounding string with long life
10 out of 13 found the following review helpful

Pros: The sound of these strings was beautiful, and really enriched the tone on my 1776 English violin. The G and D had wonderful depth, and I appreciated the brightness of the gold E. The tone was very even on all strings and the sound was good on recordings of solo and chamber music, and they lasted a very long time while maintaining good sound quality.

Cons: None as such, though sometimes I had to work them hard to project in larger spaces.

Other: Beautiful strings.

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Giorgia
08/06/2011 15:11
Leeds, United Kingdom

Beginner

Good quality
8 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: Reliable, good pitch and ready sound emission. I like them and have been using them for a long time.

Cons: Very rarely, the E string whistles. Much less than the golden one, though.

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Mr Alan Riley
04/05/2011 16:11
Maghera, United Kingdom

Beginner

Over the Moon with Obligato
7 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: Their Presentation and look of Quality

Cons: None

Other: I have been playing the Violin now for two years, so I would still classify myself as a beginner, and in these two years I have replaced my strings at least four times because I was not happy with the tones, then I discovered The Stringzone and Obligato, and now I am Over The Moon !! I honestly love my new strings because of their lovely warm tones and rich loud sound.

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Miss
25/01/2012 22:48
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Teacher

Lovely warm sound
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Really warm sound, even across the whole range, nice and 'soft' to play on. Settled in well, although it took a couple of weeks to get a really deep tone. Definitely an improvement on my previous strings and blend well in an orchestral environment.

Cons: The gold-plated E-string whistles very easily. It can be avoided by bowing at a slightly different angle but it is a bit of a hazard in triple or quadruple stops involved open E. That said, I'm still using!

Other: Really prompt service, clear identifying information and good value.

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Barbara
08/06/2011 17:06
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Amazing strings - will keep to these in the future
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Amazing strings - the e string has always been a bit weak and a bit reedy on my violin compared to the others but now there is far more balance with these lovely strings (tried evah pirazzi and infeld vision solo etc.)

Cons: Because they came loose there was some confusion as to what was what and even with the advice of a seasoned professional we managed to break the d string - a note as to which is what would be very nice.

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Rebecca
08/05/2011 15:05
Exeter, United Kingdom

Professional

Excellent, reliable tone
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very fast delivery, I needed a set very quickly. Excellent, reliable tone. Just used them to record a CD with.

Cons: Personally I avoid getting the gold E string as I prefer the steel.

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