Pirastro Obligato Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.8 from 150 reviews
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£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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Adrian
18/07/2014 17:37
Leicester, United Kingdom

Professional

Responsive strings and long lasting with good tone
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Long lasting, good response & tone.

Cons: The packet label does not show you the string name at a glance.

Other: They seem to suit old and new violins.

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alison
15/07/2014 18:12
Keighley, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent strings
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Smooth, mellow but powerful tone. Settle in well.

Cons: nil

Other: I try other strings periodically but always come back to Obligato on both my Violin and Viola.

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Howard Faircloth
26/03/2014 22:35
Exeter, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Outstanding strings all round.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Compared with my previous set ( Olive label ) they impress as quicker to respond, brighter and easier to play in high positions. They play in quickly and don't stretch as much making tuning easier.

Cons: The sound produced is not as rich as the gut cored strings but the difference is small.

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Sarah
21/03/2014 15:16
Gosport, United Kingdom

Beginner

lovely mellow sound
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: nice sounding, more mellow than the strings that were on my (student) violin when I bought it. though being a beginner the difference is still quite subtle to me!

Cons: needed constant re-tuning in the first week, but i think that's standard for new strings?..

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Bernard
14/08/2013 11:31
Woodchurch, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Does what it says on the packet
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Violin plays with a lovely tone

Cons: N/A

Other: Didn't use E string - purchased separate Hill E

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melanie
09/07/2013 21:06
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Teacher

I decided not to compromise
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: The sound is full and warm. I used to have gut strings that I really liked, and these are comparable. I think they make my not terribly expensive violin sound as good as it can.In fact now I'm thinking about upgrading my instrument as well.

Cons: Nothing not to like apart from the price. but then when I think how much my piano costs to tune it puts it into perspective. So long as they last a while I'm happy.

Other: I was recommended to buy these by a professional performer and I trust her judgement.

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Peter
05/07/2013 16:23
Leicester, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Obligato-cautiously impressed!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very full sound, very respnsive and fast break in time. I think they have a very rich tone, and it is possible to produce a wide range of gradations.

Cons: They aren't cheap. Their performance depends very much on the fidddle - well, based on a statistcially relevant sample of 2. On two quite similar violins, the obligatos produced a lot of sound, but on the louder of the two violins, they were quite brash initially, though that does Appear to be tempering with time.

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Christine
03/05/2013 16:56
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

Professional

Great!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Play in quickly

Cons: no problems at all

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Cynthia
20/04/2013 12:11
Lancaster, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Beautiful strings which makes my violin sing
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Beautiful warm tones Stays in tune fairly well A big improvement on the Dominant strings

Cons: Maybe a bit expensive

Other: Be careful putting the strings on and keep an eye on the bridge positioning so that it doesn't snap from uneven tension

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Rachel
08/03/2013 13:48
York, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

good choice
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lovely sound

Cons: Nothing

Other: Really pleased I took up another player's recommendation for these strings. Had always played on dominant before and these are most definitely superior - a lovely rounded sound.

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