Optima Goldbrokat Violin E String, Steel

By Lenzner

4.8 from 36 reviews
Price:
£2.74 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
VAT removed at checkout for non UK orders

Purchase options

25 ball (low tension)
12 in stock
£2.74
25 loop (low tension)
11 in stock
£2.74
26 loop (medium tension)
13 in stock
£2.74
26 ball (medium tension)
10 in stock
£2.74
27 loop (high tension)
15 in stock
£2.74
27 ball (high tension)
4 in stock
£2.74
28 Loop (extra high tension)
6 in stock
£2.74
28 Ball (extra high tension)
3 in stock
£2.74

Description

Formerly Lenzner Goldbrokat E.

World famous and extremely effective E string, unique tone, wide choice of gauge.

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.

Specifications

  • Gauge = diameter in mm
  • Plain carbon steel.
  • Made in Germany

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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Jonathan
20/04/2021 20:40
ILKESTON, United Kingdom

Beginner

Very cheap and amazing value

Pros: Ridiculously cheap. Excellent sound.

Cons: On my violin this E string sounded a bit weak. I just replaced with a Kaplan Golden Spiral heavy gauge, which seems to have evened things out. NB - this is just my violin, I still recommend this string as well worth a try.

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Rich
14/04/2020 19:33
Hayle, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Wood buy again

Pros: Surprisingly good for the price.

Cons: None

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Mark
19/03/2020 20:16
Newark, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Everyone should try these E strings...

Pros: Excellent string which far, far belies it's price. Sweet sound with no harshness yet with good projection. Almost no noticeable bedding in period..sounds great straight away and available in a variety of tensions. Also used the more expensive version and both are still excellent value. Down to taste I guess.

Cons: None

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Violin owner
14/02/2020 12:07
London, United Kingdom

Teacher

A very good E string. Especially it is so cheap!

Pros: It settles on my violin instantly. The sounds is sweet and quite mellow. However, it delivers good amount of power. It is slightly quieter than my Larsen Tzigane G,D and A. I have previously tried Virtuoso E, Il Cannons E and Pirastro Wondertone E. The high register speaks very clearly and very easy to play. The tension is just right for my violin . I have struggled with playing the opening of Symphonie Espanole top E securely. I can now nail the top note everytime. I am very please with it as I can blame the equipment for once.

Cons: It is not a soloist E in my opinion . I don't think it can cut through a full orchestra like the Evah Pirazzi Gold E or Il Cannon E. I think it is a good choice for chamber music.

Other: I can now play the top E with ease and confident. :)

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Keith
30/12/2019 20:48
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom

Beginner

A velvet E string

Pros: Being an (old) adult returner these remind me of the E strings that I had on my first violin which used gut G D and A strings. The tones produced by this E string are all heart (or core) with very subtle (or limited) harmonics which blend in perfectly with gut or the modern equivalent of gut strings. Highly recommended for anyone not wanting a bright E.

Cons: None

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Richard
29/11/2019 19:35
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

First time Goldbrokat working very well

Pros: First time we’ve tried a Goldbrokat on my daughter’s violin. It has a lovely tone and no hint of the high pitched squeek that a Larsen and, to a lesser extent, a Jarger both had.

Cons: None

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John
07/08/2018 11:06
London, United Kingdom

Professional

Good reliable string

Pros: Very good string. Clear sound and cheap!

Cons: Doesn’t last too long, but long enough to enjoy the good sound it produces.

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Denys
17/05/2018 22:44
Dingwall, United Kingdom

Beginner

The best E string that I've used.

Pros: Inexpensive. Beautiful clear tone. Arguably the best E string that I've used.

Cons: None

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Jane
16/06/2017 15:34
Preston, United Kingdom

Beginner

Lovely tone.

Pros: The strings arrived on time. Fitted easily. Excellent product at an excellent price. Very pleased.

Cons: None

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Roger
24/06/2016 19:54
Peterborough, United Kingdom

Professional

Goldbrokat string brings security.

Pros: I bought this string because it was recommended to me to prevent a whistle. It did help, although I discovered the whistle occurred because the violin is new and the bridge is slightly higher at the E string side than previously. So I was hitting the string without realising it. However, I am also inclined to think this string does help.

Cons: nothing. Fine.

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