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Pirastro Tonica Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.7 from 104 reviews
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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.


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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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George Stuart Reed
10/08/2018 17:58
Fareham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Top class and at a decent price.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: These are high quality strings at a reasonable price. Good for ensemble playing as they keep in tune extremely well. As a violinist on four orchestras they are just what I need.

Cons: None

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Stewart
09/04/2018 19:52
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

For half size violin, go for Pirastro Tonica.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Bought as an experiment as a replacement for a set of the market leader brand of strings on my daughter's 1/2 size violin.We'd thought the existing strings (a synthetic string) sounded a bit "muddy" on this particular violin (perhaps to do with this size and make of violin), and thought the Pirastros might be better. Not disappointed- the Pirastros give a much brighter, more resonant sound on this small violin. The strings arrived on time. They were reasonably priced (slightly cheaper than the market leading brand). well packaged, and came with handy diagram and guide about changing strings.

Cons: Not yet sure if the E string will be better than the previous E string on this violin (the problem with the muddy sound was on the G,D and A).

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Jane
15/03/2018 11:12
Bracknell, United Kingdom

Beginner

Bright sound
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice bright sound, very cost effective set of strings

Cons: None

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RRW
29/12/2017 11:06
Bearsden, Scotland, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good, cheap, reputable.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Excellent synthetic strings. The "New Formula" introductory price has been going now for 10 years or so. My first violin came with Tonicas (old formula, aluminium D) on it. The new formula ones (silver D), when they appeared, sounded much better and I saw no reason to use anything else.

Cons: I found that the Tonica "silvery steel" E-string was easy to make whistle, but this is not so noticeable on my granddaughter's 1/8 and now 1/4 violins. On my full-sized violin I usually use a Lenzner Goldbrokat E-string instead; this has never whistled despite being still, and by a long way, the cheapest well-regarded E-string you can buy.

Other: I always buy the complete set. Since I replace the E-string with a Goldbrokat I tend to accumulate unused Tonica E-strings, and I get brownie points by donating them to my teacher's emergency consumables collection.

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Katherine
19/10/2017 19:01
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Teacher

Good tone, nicely tensioned student strings.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Bought for a young pupil. The strings have a nice feel under the fingertips and sound is clean and moderately warm. Reasonably priced.

Cons: None

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Douglas
31/08/2017 16:28
Kingston upon HULL, United Kingdom

Professional

Strong, Vibrant Sound
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Strong, clean vibrant sound - I use Tonica strings on a Violon d'Amore - a type of Violin with sympathetic strings. Tonica strings especially the GD and A excite the sympathetic strings while providing a strong, yet flexible tone for the playing strings,

Cons: None

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Robin
12/10/2016 18:08
Northampton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A good choice
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I play folk and cajun, and love the mellow tone of these strings. I opted for the aluminium E which suits my style of playing better than steel - it's less harsh. They're very responsive as well and really good value for money.

Cons: They don't half take a long time to settle - retuning a lot.

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Rosemary
24/09/2015 08:48
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good service, good quality and good price.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good sound, settled in quickly. Bought to restring my violin to give to my granddaughter. The pirastro gold A & D were breaking too often for her to deal with.

Cons: The ball ends were too thick to use with the adjusters. There were no indications that there might be different thicknesses so I have to buy another set, probably from a shop where I can try them. The adjusters are new, perhaps I will change them instead!

Other: I haven't bought new strings for a long time so was pleasantly surprised at your price.

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Mr Nunn
26/01/2014 18:26
Wokingham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Excellent product delivered within 24hrs.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice bright free tone and stable. An improvement on the Thomastik Dominant that they replace. A very good combination with Art rosins.

Cons: The new strings took a while to settle. Stretch was a problem for about a week.

Other: Amongst non professional players of stringed instruments it is common to find that no consideration is given to the effect of tonal results of the rosin used with the strings. I have found that sticky rosin is not the best thing to use because the stickiness reduces the capabilities of the string. The combination is important and needs experimentation.

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Alessandro
25/03/2013 19:21
Dublin, Ireland

Keen Amateur

Very good quality strings for the price
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very good quality strings for the price, sits "in the middle" under every aspect and is just right - brightness, tension and volume. They are better than Dominant for me - both for tone - open, rich and "silvery" - and tension (slighlty higher than Dominant). I'd say it probably suits lots of different instruments. For sure it suits mine (a modern Guarnieri model).

Cons: Quite long settling period (kept re-tuning for 3 days, especially the A string)

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