Pirastro Tonica Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.7 from 104 reviews
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£31.45
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£24.00 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Full size
27 in stock
£24.00
3/4 & 1/2 size
11 in stock
£24.00
1/4 & 1/8 size
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* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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Description

'New Formula' quality student string similar to Dominant Quality and value student string from Pirastro very similar to Dominant with the benefit of a silver D. Medium tension, ball end only. For loop end E please order each string separately.

To check your instrument size measure the length of the back (LOB) excluding the 'button' which is the thumb shaped extension at the top where the neck is anchored. Old instruments can vary, if more than 1/2" over choose the next size up.

4/4 - LOB 356mm (14")

3/4 - LOB 330mm (13")

1/2 - LOB 305mm (12")

1/4 - LOB 280mm (11")

1/8 - LOB 254mm (10")


Specifications

  • Synthetic core strings.
  • E - Silvery steel
  • A - Aluminium on Perlon
  • D - Silver on Perlon
  • G - Silver on Perlon
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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Nikki
14/09/2011 14:17
Stamford, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Refreshing change
19 out of 20 found the following review helpful

Pros: Clear Full sound, gives my violin a much deeper tone.

Cons: Slight scratching when playing two strings loudly at the same time. (I may need a new bridge though.)

Other: Excellent price...Worth it if you're bored of Dominants, though I have only had these strings for about a month. I prefer them to Dominants which I have been using for five years. It's a refreshing change :)

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Alison
20/01/2011 19:36
Innerleithen, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

excellent quality, with a clear warm sound
13 out of 14 found the following review helpful

Pros: I,ve been really pleased with these strings. I found the sound to be clear but warm.For the money i spent, I reckon I got excellent quality that look like they are going to last for a good length of time.

Cons: I don't have any cons!

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pjdodd
02/10/2012 21:49
Barking, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Rosy, huggy, softer, lighter
12 out of 13 found the following review helpful

Pros: As I write this the new strings have been on for exactly 4 weeks. Easy to set up. The Pirastro Tonica feel much softer under the fingers than the Dominants I had on prior - I no longer suffer from the finger dents as before. Would recommend to anyone who is a bit heavy handed or wants to reduce damage to their fingertips. Sound wise there is rosiness and "glass of cherry by the fireplace" quality to them, the pieces I play are definitely richer and huggier.

Cons: As I write this the new strings have been on for exactly 4 weeks. G string was a pain because it wouldn't settle for about 2/3 weeks and kept going tone/two tones flat but the rest behaved within a few days (I practice daily/every other day). Sound wise the Dominants I used had a brighter feel to them overall but lacked subtely...it's a little early to say if the Tonicas, while richer, are missing some clarity.

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Lee
01/03/2012 07:58
Mold, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Possibly my favorite synthetic string
9 out of 10 found the following review helpful

Pros: Strong sound with a lot of overtones, mellow but with a bit of bite when you need it and quite responsive. I've tried them on two instruments, a newish fairly expensive Chinese made and a 19th century German and these strings work well on both. Given the excellent price these are a bit or a bargain.

Cons: They seem to take quite along time to settle down for a synthetic. Both instruments needs frequent re-tuning for the for first few weeks

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Jean
10/03/2012 10:15
County Dublin, Ireland

Grade 8+

Pirastro Tonica: The Recession Buster Strings
9 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice bright tone, clear definition. Quite responsive. Seem to be excellent value for money.I usually use Eva Pirazzi or Eudoxa but they are very expensive and don't last very long. It's a case of three weeks and they are dead. These strings seem to be a very viable alternative.

Cons: Took several days to settle in.

Other: Pirastro tonica seem to be excellent value for money

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jordan
05/02/2012 21:51
bournemouth, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

awesome
6 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: they are the best strings i have ever played and a bargain. they were so simple to change and adjusted to my voilin in hours i would reccomend buying them quick while they are still on offer

Cons: none

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Alex Shelley
27/01/2011 21:16
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Beginner

Great strings!
7 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: wonderful stident strings. They were recomended by my teacher to put on my cheap violin and they made a HUGE difference!

Cons: none really... unwound nine months later!

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Catherine
20/09/2012 21:37
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Lovely tone but patience required
7 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: They are soft to the touch and have a mellow tone

Cons: They took a long time to settle and could be a bit out on double stops

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Ruth
26/09/2011 20:58
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

great strings
7 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: I really like these strings ...excellent for the price. I use them on all my fiddles and have really been pleased with them paticularly on a fiddle that could sound a bit brash on the e and they mellow it up a treat ...nice and warm they settle in quickly and they cope well with variation in tempretures as I play a lot outside...Ive compared them to obilgato and dominants and as I say for the price why pay more...they last a few months too

Cons: Cant really think of anything

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James
23/07/2011 15:10
STOCKTON-ON-TEES, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Tonica Tone works a Treat
7 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: Bright tone and good projection in performance

Cons: 'A' string binding frays well before other strings.

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