D'Addario Prelude Violin Strings, SET

By D'Addario

4.8 from 33 reviews
Our price:
£18.48 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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£4.02 (17%)
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Full size
7 in stock
3/4 size
7 in stock
1/2 size
6 in stock
1/4 size
2 in stock
1/8 size
2 in stock

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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These good quality student strings give a bright clear tone and are designed to be unaffected by changes in temperature and humidity.

These strings will transform the sound of 'school' violins strung with poor quality Chinese strings. Excellent tone and tuning stability.

To check your instrument size measure the length of the back (LOB) excluding the 'button' which is the thumb shaped extension at the top where the neck is anchored. Old instruments can vary, if more than 1/2" over choose the next size up.

4/4 - LOB 356mm (14")

3/4 - LOB 330mm (13")

1/2 - LOB 305mm (12")

1/4 - LOB 280mm (11")

1/8 - LOB 254mm (10")


  • Metal based strings ideal for beginners.
  • Quick, bright tone.
  • Better tuning stability than synthetic strings.
  • Made in USA
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Customer reviews:

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28/02/2013 14:17
Caerphilly, United Kingdom


0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Price

Cons: None

Other: Great for the price

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21/01/2011 19:07
Leeds, United Kingdom


Good strings at a good price
2 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Discounts are always good! I was after a replacement set of strings for a second-hand violin and these were just the thing.

Cons: None to mention!

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27/06/2011 16:15
LONDON, United Kingdom


Buy vision strings instead. They sound much better
1 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: None

Cons: Really disappointed I bought these strings. I bought the vision strings earlier for a quarter size violin which were great and had a really good tone. Bought these strings for a half size violin as a friend commented that both prelude and vision were basically the same, but they aren't at all. The vision are so much better so would recommend buying these and not the prelude.

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