Pirastro Eudoxa Violin String, A

By Pirastro

4.4 from 18 reviews
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Medium tension (13.75PM)
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* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

Description

Pirastro Eudoxa is probably the world's best known violin string and has been a staple of many players over the last 60 years. It is a traditional covered gut string. Aluminium on gut. Nowadays these strings appeal mainly to players who value the unique tonal properties and playing feel of a traditional gut cored string and are prepared to accept the need for more regular tuning and their sensitivity to changes in climatic conditions.

The sheep gut core of Eudoxa strings is manufactured, wound and polished in the traditional way, by hand. Well balanced warm tone with a great diversity of sound. Low string tension and a comfortable left hand feeling ideal for orchestra, chamber music and studio takes.

The Eudoxa A features a ball end for a more secure anchorage in a traditional wooden tailpiece. We do not recommend the use of fine tuners with these strings as they require more regular tuning than synthetic or metal cored strings.

Gut cored Pirastro A string. Please note that these strings are very delicate and have a shorter and unpredictable life span compared to other strings. We do not recommend their use by beginners or that they be fitted to instruments not set up by trained and experienced craftsmen.


Specifications

  • Aluminium wound on natural gut, ball end.
  • 1 PM=0.05mm in diameter. e.g 14PM = 0.7mm diameter.
  • 3% difference in tension for each gauge.
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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David
12/02/2013 11:03
Chatham, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Experience of covered gut violin strings
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: If you like the tone quality of gut strings then an aluminium wound string is a comfortable and long lasting variation. Pirastro Eudoxa are very well made and reliable. Available in various weights for all three lower strings - you will have to experiment to find, for each of the three, the one that suits your violin, its set up and your playing (and your ear), but once you know this then the Eudoxa make gives very consistent strings over the long term (decades in my case). Be aware however that gut string are sensitive to moisture and temperature even when finely aluminium wound as these ones are. The sound will vary in different conditions - and moisture in your fingers will also cause some change. Dry and cool circumstances tend to harden the quality of sound; more humid and warmer conditions can be very rewarding. Also remember that as the core is gut - they will eventually break with use - not dramatically so as the winding controls the moment. Usually a break occurs in the case and after quite some usage. I have never had a new or relatively new string break. You are paying for and receiving a very high level of quality control and consistency with these new strings. However it is certainly advisable with gut string to also have a spare and although Stringzone have always given me an extremely fast and reliable service that is not really the answer when the string eventually lets go just before a concert. Finally, gut strings stretch so a new one will take a day or so to settle. I suppose the best prepared player would also keep in the case a part used spare which would ease this problem at important moments when performing. Stringzone's little leaflet on new string fitting and usage is worth reading on the correct tensioning up of new strings.

Cons: Covered in 'pros' above

Other: Covered in 'pros' above

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martin
24/05/2018 09:09
leven, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good service

Pros: Speedy delivery

Cons: Expensive

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Carlos
22/05/2018 05:34
Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

Keen Amateur

It wakes up the whole Eudoxa set.

Pros: Very good A. Responsive, beautiful sound. It brought life and loudness to the whole Eudoxa set. More stable than the lower G &D. The better A for the Eudoxa G & D (better than the Eudoxa Aricore, and better than steel A).

Cons: Nothing

Other: My original string choice was the Eudoxa Rigid G & D. Wonderful strings that I recommend very highly. In the beginning I put a steel A, based on negative comments about this gut A but I coulndn't get used to the break of tone between the A and the D, so I put an Eudoxa Aricore. It was a very good tone and matched well, but I found the whole set "weak" in power. I tried this Eudoxa (the original) and I was inmediatly convinced with it. It has more personality than any of the former A, good response and tone in high positions and, what was more surprising, it woke up the whole set, becoming louder and with more body. Now, I am completely convinced by an EUDOXA combination that includes this A: Rigid G Rigid D Eudoxa Aluminum A Gold Label E. It has volume, body, and a lot of presence. Warm and projecting.

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Tanya
15/05/2018 08:38
Romsey, United Kingdom

Beginner

Great service, will use you again!

Pros: Good service, strings arrived promptly. Excellent service.

Cons: None

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Melanie
20/02/2017 17:56
York, United Kingdom

Teacher

Quick easy purchase

Pros: Easy to order and quick delivery

Cons: None

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Brian
19/12/2016 16:26
Tralee, Ireland

Professional

,would recommend strongly to others

Pros: very good service

Cons: nothing to dislike

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Mrs
09/10/2016 18:09
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Trouble free transaction

Pros: Ordering online was easy and delivery prompt.

Cons: No cons

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Jane
06/01/2016 18:11
Tenterden, United Kingdom

Beginner

Product great, postage arrangements not!

Pros: It's a lovely string with warm tone

Cons: For me, always seems to break in the case when left inactive

Other: The package couldn't be delivered until I paid Royal Mail £2 - apparently there was no postage on it. I wasn't in a hurry for the strings but it did delay delivery by 2 or 3 days.

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Nelson
30/12/2015 16:19
South Petherton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Dependable consistent quality

Pros: Suits my violin and playing. I have used eudoxa for many years and I see no point in changing.

Cons: Feeling pressurised to review

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Helen
18/09/2014 16:08
Stockport, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

I like what I know

Pros: Nice round sound and comfortable under the fingers.

Cons: The first one that I have used that has taken more than a day to settle in. It is always WAY flat by the next day. I'm sure it will improve though.

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