Pirastro Oliv-Stiff Violin String, D

By Pirastro

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£37.94 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Medium tension (16.75PM)
3 in stock
Low tension (16.5PM)
2 in stock
High tension (17PM)
2 in stock


Stiff (Rigid). Finely wound and polished, handmade gut strings alternative to Oliv D- and G-strings. These strings produce darker and more powerful sound than standard Oliv. Gold-aluminium on gut. Knot end for use in wooden tailpiece 4 tensions Made in Germany

Packet shown for illustrative purposes only. These strings are stored by us straight but shipped lightly coiled. They can be supplied straight at a supplement of £5.75 per order (any quantity). Please call us on 01784 473985 if you require this option.

Please note. These strings do NOT have ball ends and are not designed for use with fine tuners on the tailpiece. These can damage the knot of the string and lead to breaking. Tuning should be confined to the pegs only. Please ensure this product meets your requirements prior to purchase.


  • Gold-Aluminium on pure gut.
  • Knot end for wooden tailpiece.
  • 1 PM=0.05mm, e.g. 14PM=0.7mm diameter
  • 3% change in tension per gauge.
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
07/02/2013 13:22
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Expensive but excellent.
3 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: The range and depth of tone is the best I have ever had from a string. It is both powerful and responsive. Definitely better than the non-rigid Oliv label strings I have had.

Cons: It is even more expensive than the normal Oliv strings, and I expect that like them, it will only last a year before the tone begins to fade. So it's a pricey habit to get into.

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09/08/2016 16:59
Tumba, Sweden


Warmest baritone joy!

Pros: The finest sound of any D-string! Makes You fall in love with the D string, high or low all the same. Favourite!

Cons: Hmm. makes you chose the D string over the other strings...

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