Pirastro Obligato Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.8 from 154 reviews
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£95.90
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Purchase options

With loop end Steel E
17 in stock
£77.72
With ball end Steel E
99+ in stock
£77.72
With ball end Goldplated E
87 in stock
£82.14
With loop end Goldplated E
16 in stock
£82.14

* 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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4
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Mr Jim Dorans
09/02/2011 19:45
Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Teacher

I would buy them again - my preferred brand.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very rich and warm tone, and a fair amount of volume too.

Cons: I think these strings tend to lose their tone quicker than other similarly priced stings of the same type.

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Jonathan
20/04/2022 21:53
London, United Kingdom

Professional

Wonderful quality strings

Pros: Excellent strings which produce a clean sound and allows the violin's innate qualities to shine through. It has enough power for my needs and is responsive when playing really softly.

Cons: The E string tends to whistle quite easily. It seems to need a fair bit of weight on the string for it to sound. I have changed to a wound E string on my violin, which seems to balance the other Obigato strings better than the stock string.

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Norman
15/04/2022 12:06
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom

Beginner

Excellent strings.

Pros: These greatly the tone of my inexpensive violin, giving me much fuller sound. I also was very grateful of the advice given to me by Max, and for taking the time to discuss my questions. So thank you for that.

Cons: None

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John
29/07/2021 18:33
Bristol, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Sweet, but very short lived

Pros: Usually use Dominant A, D and G, but disappointed with sound from D string. So thought I'd try out Obligato strings. Beautiful warm sound from A and D strings...

Cons: ...and then they both unwound after not particularly heavy use (no more than five hours a week), after a couple of months playing. That can't be right, surely? An expensive lesson learnt!

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Brian
22/04/2021 11:58
Hull, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Strings that make you like your violin

Pros: They give a really nice tone which gets even better after about two weeks. They hold the pitch incredibly well.. I get about three months out of a set (playing every day)

Cons: I used to get squeaking from the gold E string. The standard E string isn't a problem

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Sharon
08/01/2021 07:38
Brixham, United Kingdom

Professional

My favourite strings.

Pros: Obligato are perfect for my 18th century German violin. They were a recommendation by a repairer and I have now been using them for a few years. Obligato produce a beautiful sound and long lasting.

Cons: None

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David
22/12/2020 19:59
Binbrook Market Rasen, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Did what I wanted them to

Pros: I thought these strings brought a good violin to life, while retaining a good mellow tone which is what I wanted. Have used them before always work well

Cons: None

Other: Packaging is getting cheaper lets hope that dose not happen to the strings

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Mollie
29/07/2020 20:10
Harrow, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Mellow

Pros: I wanted something with a mellow sound. This product suits both my violin and viola very well.

Cons: None

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Maureen
14/05/2020 05:51
Ayr, United Kingdom

Beginner

Good tone

Pros: Clear sound Stay in tune relatively soon after fitting

Cons: None

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Yunfei
27/01/2020 10:44
Luton, United Kingdom

Professional

A nice experience in The String Zone.

Pros: Great!

Cons: No

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