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D'Addario Helicore Viola Strings. SET

By D'Addario

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£70.50
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Short, (14-14.5" back)
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£56.95
Medium, (15-15.75" back)
3 in stock
£56.95
Long, (16-16.5" back)
2 in stock
£59.78
Extra long, (17"+ back)
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£59.78

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Description

Highly versatile stranded steel core string available in 4 sizes to enable optimum fit on the vast majority of violas.

Suitable for all playing styles these strings produce a clear but warm tone. Medium tension. Click link below for singles and other tensions.

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The measurements in the options refer to the body length of the viola. Click the small image above to see the difference between body length and vibrating scale.


Specifications

  • A - Aluminium wound on multistrand steel.
  • D - Titanium wound on multistrand steel.
  • G - Silver wound on multistrand steel.
  • C - Tungsten wound on stranded steel core.
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Customer reviews:

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Dr Sackman
04/04/2011 16:43
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Not quite a string for all seasons
11 out of 13 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very comfortable under the fingers, easily responds to the bow, and can produce an appealing tone with power (when needed) or subtlety (ditto). The strings really do need a week to settle down. Rather less expensive than many strings but certainly not a 'poor relation' to other manufacturers - don't let the fact that they are American put you off.

Cons: On my 16.5-inch viola the tone becomes less and less focussed as one rises up the string into high positions - one really has to work with the bow/fingers to get a 'shape' to the required pitch.

Other: For a violist who, for the moment, is not going to venture up the fingerboard very much, these strings are a good purchase and will last a good while.

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Robert Cooper
21/06/2016 17:46
Tampere, Finland

Keen Amateur

Helicore. Faulty A-string?
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have just put the Helicore set on my viola. All three lower strings (C, G and D) sound fine and have plenty of resonance.

Cons: The A-string, however, was a big disappointment. The sound when I drew the bow seemed 'to break up' - so much so that I wondered if the string was perhaps faulty. I have now replaced it with a completely different string (Pirastro Permanent Medium) and that sounds fine. So I don't think it's my viola or bow that's at fault.

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Robert Cooper
29/04/2019 11:58
Tampere, Finland

Keen Amateur

Good for some strings.

Pros: The three lower strings are fine, and in my experience long lasting.

Cons: The top string (viola A) has always been a problem when I've used Helicore. It is louder compared with the others, and even 'screams'. Often, too, the sound 'breaks' when the bow is drawn. I think this is a problem with Helicore A-strings generally, rather than with the set I purchased, because I have noticed it before. And when I try the A string on each of my two violas, there's the same problem. At the moment I'm using an old Permanent string as the top string (A), and the result is much better. The snag is that Pemanent strings are expensive, and despite their name, not very long lasting.

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Pavla
20/12/2018 15:03
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Perfect strings

Pros: These were for my daughter. They really suit her viola and settle very fast. Service from stringzone brilliant as always.

Cons: None

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Liam
28/08/2017 12:22
Omagh, United Kingdom

Beginner

Efficient service and great range of products.

Pros: Efficient service and great range of products.

Cons: None

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Norrie
30/08/2016 08:56
Ryhall Stamford, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very good value strings

Pros: Consistent quality, great price and service

Cons: none

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Hilary
09/08/2016 11:49
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Professional

Great service and product

Pros: Delighted with the sound quality.

Cons: Nothing

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David
15/07/2015 09:15
Harrow, United Kingdom

Professional

solid

Pros: Loud string for viola projection. Reasonable price. Stays in tune.

Cons: none

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David
14/07/2015 14:40
Harrow, United Kingdom

Professional

solid

Pros: Loud strings for viola projection. Reasonably priced. They stay in tune.

Cons: none

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Jan
23/05/2013 10:52
birmingham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good quality strings at a reasonable price
0 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Price, clear tone

Cons: nothing

Other: great value for money

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