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Pirastro Oliv Violin String, A

By Pirastro

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Medium tension, 13.5 PM
8 in stock
Low tension, 13.25 PM
4 in stock
High tension, 13.75 PM
4 in stock


Aluminium wound on natural gut.

For more information please visit the manufacturer's website, link below

Please note these strings are supplied lightly coiled. They can be supplied straight at a supplement of £5 per order. Please call or email for this service

Gut cored Pirastro A. Please note that these strings are very delicate and have a shorter and unpredictable life span compared to other strings. We do not recommend their use by beginners or that they be fitted to instruments not set up by trained and experienced craftsmen.

Product specifications

  • Aluminium wound on natural gut, ball end
  • 1 PM=0.05mm, e.g.14PM=0.7mm
  • Made in Germany
  • Visit Manufacturer's Website

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
09/08/2016 16:52
Tumba, Sweden


Excellent sound

Pros: This string has all the tonal qualities i want!

Cons: It takes some experience to use, need for mastering the placement of bow on the string. If You are not paying attention it will squeal occasionally.

Other: Well worth the "effort" of taking care of place of contact which You will need to master anyway.

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04/12/2015 17:25
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Great product, great service - highly recommended!

Pros: Usual magnificent strings, Oliv Label, love the sound of them!

Cons: The price - but you get what you pay for and they are worth every penny!

Other: Great service from String Zone - and not that many UK places seem to stock Oliv at all...

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21/04/2011 18:09
Nykøbing Mors , Denmark


It does not waste very long
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: The strings are fine, the sound is good, but

Cons: It does nor waste very long, therefore I also bay an extra string

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28/02/2011 18:04
LANGLEY PARK, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

good strong sound to this string
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: This gives a very strong, dark sound to my violin

Cons: sometimes windings start to come off after a few months

Other: a beautiful string which I still buy even though the windings often come off after about 3-4 months

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