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Pirastro Obligato Violin String, E Plain Steel

By Pirastro

4.4 from 8 reviews
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All strings are ball end, full size, and medium tension unless specified.


Plain steel, ball or loop end, medium tension only.

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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
22/09/2017 16:21
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent quality, price and service

Pros: The strings are always exactly as described, packaged sensibly so they go through the letterbox and always a very speedy service even with the standard free delivery option. I ordered late on Tuesday evening and it was delivered Saturday morning. Not bad for a free service. The prices are always the cheapest around so I would always recommend as the first place to consider when you need replacement strings.

Cons: None

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22/08/2017 22:50
stockport , United Kingdom


I'm very glad I tried these- will use again

Pros: Great strings- had been eyeing them for a while ( used infield blue for 3 yrs previously) but put off by price. Finally decided to give them a try. Initially disappointed, but after a few hours playing in, producing best sound ever from fiddle- a new level of tone. Very happy - I'll certainly stick with these now - good price on this site and if I get 8 weeks or so from a set the extra cost per day is negligible.

Cons: E string snapped on bridge in first week of use. I'd taken the protective plastic tube off with string resting on velum on bridge. Possibly an issue with that rather than string. This purchase was for a replacement ( I've seen people mentioning using different e's but I just went with another obligato as the e is no more expensive than most others).

Other: The review is really for the whole set- I've just posted it here as I was asked for a review when I bought a separate e (see above)

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14/02/2017 10:13
NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom


Excellent string- would recommend

Pros: Excellent string, very pleased with the sound quality. As it says on the string cover, I am so happy I can't stop playing!

Cons: None

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10/03/2016 09:11
Bury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Disappointed, unfortunately

Pros: The sound was good but the cons outweighed the pros for me on this one.

Cons: I bought the string to replace the gold-plated version in a full set I had recently purchased. I did not like the gold one as it 'whistled' and this did not go away with continued playing. Unfortunately this was no better and I have replaced with a wound e string of a different make.

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06/11/2013 23:16
Barrow-upon-Humber, United Kingdom


Will use again
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Rich sound for price

Cons: No cons

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23/10/2012 11:22
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Well rounded plain-steel string
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: As far as a plain-steel string goes, I would argue that this string is well-balanced and matched well to the rest of the set that it comes from. It is not overly bright nor is it dull, producing a fairly well-rounded sound. Higher position playing is nice and clean. There is no overt whistling or tendency to drive unwanted higher harmonics and more than any other plain-steel E.

Cons: The manufacturing quality could be a little bit better. There are two marks found on the playing area of the string that are undoubtedly from holding clamps used in the string making process. I've run across these once in a while before from other makers. Some players might find them annoying because they make bumps in the string, although they do no significantly change the mass per unit length and thus are unlikely to affect tone. In my experience, they also tend to be weak points in the string where breakage is more likely to occur.

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dave bearshaw
07/09/2015 15:36
middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

obligato violin string "e"
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: bought for my partner who likes the strings

Cons: none

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