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Pirastro Eudoxa Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.4 from 31 reviews
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Historically popular choice of professional string players. For those seeking the traditional gut sound.

Please note when ordering these strings the figures on the packaging refer to the diameter of the string and NOT the length (instrument size).

Please note, these strings have a gut core and are not suitable for use in fine tuners or tailpieces with integrated tuners. They should only be fitted to a traditional wooden tailpiece. Use a single tuner for the E only.

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.

Product specifications

  • E aluminium on steel core, ball or loop end.
  • A aluminium on gut core, 4/4: gauge 13,3/4 PM, ball end
  • D aluminium on gut core, 4/4: gauge 16,3/4 PM, knot end
  • G aluminium on silver core, 4/4: gauge 15,3/4 PM, knot end
  • 1 PM=0.05mm in diameter. e.g 14PM = 0.7mm diameter.
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
Helen Weedon
21/01/2011 16:43
Stockport, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Harmonious music making
16 out of 17 found the following review helpful

Pros: They bring out the best in both my violins, producing a nice woody sound with plenty of over and undertones. The sound is slightly fuzzy and less bright and piercing compared with Dominant strings and I like that.

Cons: They don't like changes in room temperature and weather conditions so cause plenty of peg twiddling between movements! Quite expensive and not the most durable strings.

Other: I've tried a number of strings on my two regularly played violins over the years and always come back to Eudoxa despite the cost and their quirks. Both instruments have quite different voices and strengths/weaknesses but Eudoxa strings bring out the best in both, and in one, helps control its rather loud output by broadening the sound while toning down the volume a little.

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02/10/2012 13:42
Lewes, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

a good set
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice clear sound, projects well on the A and G.

Cons: D string took a long time to play in, far longer than the others, and has a bit of a fuzzy tone quality even 2 weeks after putting on. Tuning is less stable on all strings than previous gut-core sets I have used, and the sound less rich, but still plenty of overtones and good projection.

Other: would consider swapping the D for something that matches better, the passione solo I had on before was too bright in comparison, but perhaps it would be worth considering matching it with an Oliv D or a regular Passione string. The D'addario Golden spiral solos are also a nice sound, if a little less responsive than one needs.

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05/03/2012 13:06
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

If you're used to gut strings give these a miss
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: The strings have the smooth feel of a metal string but that's about it.

Cons: These are not good strings; they're not stable, the note sometimes splits when playing strongly (particularly D and A), and they just don't stay at pitch at all.

Other: I was hoping for a more durable string than plain gut, one that didn't fray and would blend better in modern settings, but unfortunately these are hopeless. I've gone back to Aquila strings, which stay at pitch better and are great to play on.

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24/01/2012 17:23
darlington, United Kingdom


Excellent service and item
3 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: My son's been playing with these strings for 20 years and I wouldn't buy anything else.

Cons: Nothing to say here...

Other: Best price I could find too!

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03/01/2019 00:19
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Lovely tone but sensitive to temperature.

Pros: Bright and complex sound with sweetness and warmth. Easy under the fingers. Fit well into tailpiece with integral tuners.

Cons: Took a while to stretch in. They still seem to go out of tune with a change of temperature.

Other: I have taken these of my main fiddle for now because I can't deal with the pitch instability. I've put them on a fiddle I play at home and they sound great.

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09/02/2018 12:36
Ludlow, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

An excellent place to buy strings

Pros: Great tone and good packaging.

Cons: None

Other: Very efficient service

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14/11/2017 20:15
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

I'll string along with Pirastro Eudoxa.

Pros: My 1820 English made fiddle was a little harsh and edgy although the Evah Pirazzi strings I was using gave me plenty of volume and carrying power. So I fitted a set of Pirastro Eudoxa and was delighted with the mellow, lush tone they produced. Being a gut core, they took a day or two to settle in, but they are now my string of choice.

Cons: none

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21/08/2017 14:24
DEWSBURY, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good service

Pros: Good prompt service. Excellent strings

Cons: n/a

Other: n/a

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07/01/2016 13:06
Axminster, United Kingdom


Excellent quality strings.

Pros: Low tension, therefore ideal for my fragile old violin. Lovely warm tone.

Cons: Tuning can be difficult to maintain, as very sensitive to varying temperatures and humidity.

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06/10/2015 10:57
LONDON, United Kingdom


Mostly positive :)

Pros: Lovely tone, really great for using it to open up an instrument. Due to the gut cord, force me to think more about my bow technique in order to make a good sound.

Cons: Tuning is definitely not easy to maintain, especially in area when humidity and temperature is not stable.

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