Pirastro Obligato Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.8 from 150 reviews
RRP:
£95.90
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With loop end Steel E
74 in stock
£76.24
With ball end Steel E
69 in stock
£76.24
With ball end Goldplated E
13 in stock
£84.14
With loop end Goldplated E
19 in stock
£84.14

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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Description

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

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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

  • Professional grade synthetic fibre cored strings
  • Ball end A, D & G
  • Choice of gold-plated or plain steel E, ball or loop end
  • A-Aluminium
  • D-Silver
  • G-Silver
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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Rebecca
08/05/2011 15:05
Exeter, United Kingdom

Professional

Excellent, reliable tone
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very fast delivery, I needed a set very quickly. Excellent, reliable tone. Just used them to record a CD with.

Cons: Personally I avoid getting the gold E string as I prefer the steel.

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Miss Jones
31/01/2011 11:42
Yelverton, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Lovely tone - wouldnt use anything else
5 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lovely tone - wouldnt use anything else

Cons: Nothing

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Molly
29/08/2016 14:42
Oxford, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent strings
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very fast delivery as usual, great strings which were recommended to me by violin teacher at university :)

Cons: Nothing- I went for the steel E instead of Gold E this time and I can't really tell any difference other than the E no longer whistles!

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Jennifer
13/02/2016 10:02
Houghton Le Spring, United Kingdom

Teacher

Make the jump - you'll be glad you did
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Wow the response! They're amazing. Bright, textured, immediately the instrument livens up! Makes it a joy to play - I recommend Pirastro to my pupils as a string they can have confidence in.

Cons: I wish I'd changed my set sooner. They last well (for me) for about 2 years before they start to dull, I've put off changing mine for 5 years which really is a bit long to wait - the strings stretch once they get this old, and become dull and unresponsive, and can't be tuned. Mind, I really did put off changing them this time for too long, so I'm not surprised

Other: Worth getting the Obligato rosin to go with them, it's a gorgeous rosin anyway. Also found AB rosin to be a good substitute.

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Vincent
06/09/2013 16:19
Chislehurst, United Kingdom

Beginner

Obliged to try Obligato strings
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: The respond very quickly to short bow strokes and have a bright sound. It's almost like I am playing on a new instrument. Previously I had been using Pirastro Eudoxa strings, but after these kept breaking for no apparent reason I changed to the Obligato set.

Cons: I purchased the Gold E string and although it does have a nice sound, it annoyingly whistles when playing chords. I will probably try the Evah Pirazzi set next time, they seem to be the ones used by most professional players.

Other: Great service from the String Zone, have made several purchases from them and will continue to do so in the future.

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Peter
13/06/2012 20:58
Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Well worth investing in , if you like a warm tone
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: I am highly delighted with the strings , they have a warm and melodious tone, sound great on my violin.

Cons: No complaints. I had previously been disappointed after buying the set of Pirastro Tonica strings, but Obligato strings lived up to my expectation.

Other: Getting the loose strings was cheaper and a good deal, but I found extracting them from the plastic wrapping a little fiddly.

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Sheila
18/01/2011 10:49
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

recommended
4 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lovely tone

Cons: not quite so loud

Other: really pleased with this purchase

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Mrs Janet Burr
25/06/2020 23:56
Ashtead, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A change of strings
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Were easy to order and delivered quickly. Good instructions and diagram for someone who is not confident in replacing with new strings. G D E give very good, smooth sound. Mellow but with a brightness. Very pleased with them.

Cons: Not quite so happy with the A string. Not as smooth and can occasionally sound rather scratchy. Maybe it needs more playing in. The other strings have settled more quickly.

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ian
23/09/2014 18:41
cupar, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Well-tried strings, excellent on any instrument
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: I've always liked Obligatos. They have a pleasantly warm sound but with plenty of 'edge' and penetration. I have a collection of violins which I play regularly and these strings suit pretty well any instrument, in my experience. They last well enough too.

Cons: Nothing

Other: None

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Jack
28/08/2014 17:49
Mid Wales, United Kingdom

Professional

Disaster avoided - with great thanks
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Just the brightness and "authenticity" of the sound (they sound like a violin should!)

Cons: Too damn expensive, but you get what you pay for at the end of the day.

Other: The express delivery saved my bacon that day. Thank you!

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