High Quality synthetic core strings.
Hydronalium on synthetic core.
Ametyst strings offer a pure and focused sound which is brighter than Karneol. Although they are intended for better instruments, they will improve the sound of all levels of violins. They have a synthetic core, and normally take approximately three days to achieve tuning stability and optimum tone quality.
All strings are ball end, full size, medium tension unless specified.
13 out of 14 found the following review helpful
Pros: These strings suit my violin. I wanted a brighter tone on my maggini copy. I hadn't liked dominants or pirastro evah on my violin. I would have tried eudoxa's but didnt have the spare cash. My violin is very biased on the lower end, but I now have better balance with these strings. They are very reasonably priced.
Cons: Not really a con - but they can take a while to settle in. They may not be suitable for lower quality violins, but for the price its well worth giving them a try.
7 out of 7 found the following review helpful
Pros: A and D have nice clear tone and very good response. All strings have a feeling of quality about them. Overall a good value set at under £25.
Cons: G is slightly less responsive and less clear on my violin (karneol G is better for me). E is good but prone to whistle - goldbrokat still my favourite.
Other: Strings improved over a 2 week period. Don't give up on them straight away if you don't immediately like them.
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful
Pros: Very good strings that ring well and are nice to play on. Similar to Karneols but with a bit more fuzz to the sound. This is my second set. First set lasted well - over 6 months with only minor deterioration in playability.
Cons: G string didn't respond as well to the bow for first couple of weeks but is ok now. I prefer a slightly heavier/thicker e string.
Other: They take a few weeks to stabilize but not really an issue for me. The sound seemed to improve slightly over this time as well - more resonance.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful
Pros: Very good value for money. A nice, mellow sound.
Cons: E string is a bit strident.
Other: The windings on the A string wore through after 6 months of use. No worse than other, more expensive strings that I have had.