Pirastro Obligato Violin String, E Gold Plated

By Pirastro

4.5 from 19 reviews
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£15.61
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£12.65 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Ball end, medium tension
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* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

Description

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Obligato strings have a core made from a modern synthetic multifilament fibre. 
 They sound warm and full, yet have a brilliant, rich overtone spectrum and focused tone. Excellent playability and response throughout the entire dynamic range
. Great tone and volume
combined with excellent tonal stability. 
Extremely resistant to variations in temperature and humidity


Standard Gold plated chromesteel. Ball or loop end. Tensions as listed. Brilliant and powerful sound.

A universal string of great quality suitable all types of instrument and player standard Obligato strings sound warm and full, yet have a brilliant, rich overtone spectrum and focused tone. Excellent playability and response throughout the entire dynamic range

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

  • Gold plated chromesteel
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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Steve
23/01/2011 17:51
Swindon, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Try if you like gut, or need a more mellow sound.
6 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: My fiddle is quite bright, verging on the harsh at times. The Obligatos have produced a more mellow A and E, and better power for D and G. It's a late C19 german instrument, designed for gut strings, so it seems natural to try gut sound alikes with it. I like the result. I play classical and folk music.

Cons: Shame they cost more than Dominants. I don't yet konw how long they will last. I used to dump Dominants after 6 months as quite suddenly become more difficult to get a good tone out of. So far the Obligatos have lasted nearly 5 months, still OK.

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Scott Hesford
23/02/2011 19:28
Barnsley, United Kingdom

Professional

Excellent if you don't mind the whistling
5 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: A good warm sound.

Cons: The gold string whistles too much for my liking. I have found that the Pirastro No. 1 E string is a much better match for the Obligato strings with the added bonus of no whistling.

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Georgia
04/02/2012 13:30
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

Teacher

Nice string - highly recommended
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lovely sweet sound, feels good under the fingers. My pupils love the gold colour!

Cons: You get the odd one which can whistle

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Hilary
31/03/2015 22:38
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Impressed
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: First time I have used this particular string.Only been on a few days but medium tension string is crystal clear and resonant with a clean sound. Settled in immediately which is a bonus. No whistling.

Cons: Nothing to date.

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Jack
30/10/2014 03:24
Mid Wales, United Kingdom

Professional

Great sound from Obligato Gold E
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: It's warmth, and still being able to cut through clearly

Cons: I've tried them a few times now, I'm feeling likes I might try the softer version next time

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Nikita
08/04/2011 12:16
London, United Kingdom

Beginner

Excellent string
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: lovely tone, very very stable (didn't go out of tube at all after putting it on!)

Cons: No problems so far

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Janet
17/12/2020 11:01
Bridlington, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

All round good value

Pros: Nice tone, even in higher positions.

Cons: Seems to need changing out a lot, but of course that depends how much you play.

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Janet
25/09/2018 12:47
Bridlington, United Kingdom

Beginner

As above.

Pros: Nice warm tone and quite long lasting.

Cons: None

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Lu
03/04/2018 16:56
Colchester, United Kingdom

Beginner

Perfect!

Pros: Great!

Cons: None

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Ulrike
15/03/2018 17:03
Bristol, United Kingdom

Beginner

Every good

Pros: Good quality and delivery, very patient customer service.

Cons: None

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