D'Addario Helicore Violin Strings, SET

By D'Addario

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Full size, medium tension
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1/2 size
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* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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Multi stranded steel core strings. Medium tension.

Very popular metal based string, particularly suited to electric instruments and those who prefer the bright, quick tone of metal strings.

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


  • Plain steel E
  • Aluminium wound A
  • Titanium wound D
  • Silver wound G, (4/4)
  • Nickelwound G (Fractional sizes)
  • Made in USA
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
16/07/2015 06:20
Sunderland, United Kingdom


Prices are average, first class service

Pros: Easy to order and fast delivery

Cons: I can't think of any at the moment

Other: I think the prices are average but I know the service is good

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19/03/2015 21:50
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent strings

Pros: Quick break in time. Really responsive. Great strings!

Cons: I find the D strings wear quickly but it might just be my fiddle and the external conditions.

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11/06/2014 17:23
banbury, United Kingdom


Great strings for a folky!

Pros: These strings are long lasting and seem to stay 'bright'. They are good value compared to other more expensive strings I have used.

Cons: I don't have any comments here.

Other: The company responded quickly and efficiently.

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20/05/2014 12:25
Cockermouth, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great sounding strings. Great service.

Pros: They give me the sound and playability I like for my ability and the music I play (intermediate / traditional). I have not tried too many other types but what I have tried didn't work out for me.

Cons: 'A' string prone to wear around the 'b' fingering. I haven't workout why yet but I know this happens with other makes of string for other players

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06/05/2014 16:47
HASTINGS, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good strings.

Pros: Responsive.Nice tone.stay in tune very quickly.

Cons: Nothing i dont like.

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20/08/2013 18:25
Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Warm tonal quality & long life: value for money!

Pros: Quick response, soft feel fingering similar to gut, powerful warm tone with good projection & they wear well without loss of sound quality!

Cons: Sound a little edgy for first week!

Other: My favourite fiddle (Scottish 1906) was strung with Helicore strings at the outset, since then I've tried a variety of other more expensive strings & am now back to the Helicore strings which answer to all my demands!!

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08/02/2013 11:46
Groomsport, North Down, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Best all rounder
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Suitable for any violin, antique to electric. It will even make a cheap violin sound so much better!

Cons: Same colour code for G, D, A and E strings

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22/05/2011 18:42
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom


Great folk/jazz strings 'A' string not as durable

Pros: My favourite strings for irish/scottish folk fiddle. Great for Gypsy jazz. loud and flexible.

Cons: Often disappointed at 'A' string stripping at first position

Other: Should come with spare 'A' string

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10/05/2011 16:43
Aberdeen, United Kingdom


Great sound and a good price

Pros: Great sound and a good price

Cons: None

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10/04/2011 18:32
Isle of Man, United Kingdom


A good work horse of a string.

Pros: Competetive price. Stronger tone than Pirastro - at least under the ear, and very responsive. Strings settle in very quickly with little stretching. Fairly true across 5ths at first though this deteriorates with age.

Cons: G varies considerably in tone from string to string and sometimes has to be abandoned. Expensive when that happens. Though little initial stretching, still takes a while for strings -especially D and G to become mellow/pliable. Mr experience - strings break without warning.

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