Set of 4 strings. Ball or loop E
The E of this set is made from a special alloy with a spiral design which increases the elasticity to produce a warm sound free of whistles and metallic overtones. (Manufacturer's description)
All strings are ball end, full size, medium tension unless specified.
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful
Pros: Although these strings are marketed as being intended for higher-end instruments, I've put them on a respectable-but-modest student violin with integrated fine tuners, and am very happy with the results. The previous set of strings was a comparably-priced one; these have a richer tone (lots of harmonics I think) and on my fiddle, they are quite loud and bright. Other people commented on the improved sound straight away. I like it that these strings are made out of sensible metals - no messing around with a whistle-prone vanity gold E string (gold is a very high-impact metal). Better still, the strings are the first violin strings designed to be recyclable. The manufacturer will take them back for recycling after use. For me, this is a huge plus. The design for the non-squeaky spiral end on the E seemed, and felt, a bit odd at first; but it is certainly not squeaky, unlike its predecessor, and plays absolutely fine. I'd be happy to buy these strings again.
Cons: Cons, none.
Other: Took a few weeks to settle down after fitting, but are fine now that they have settled. These are more sensitive to the room's acoustics than the previous set: they sound slightly brash in the living room where there is a carpet, long curtains and a sofa mopping up sound but absolutely great in rooms with more hard surfaces, e.g. in the session in the local pub.