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Pirastro Tonica Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.7 from 104 reviews
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£23.15 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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£8.30 (26%)
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Full size
19 in stock
3/4 & 1/2 size
5 in stock
1/4 & 1/8 size
3 in stock

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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'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")


  • 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
Les Small
20/06/2017 08:33
Ashford, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good value set of strings

Pros: Like the tone of the strings and the value for money.

Cons: Can find no negatives.

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02/05/2017 17:47
Hastings, United Kingdom


Good strings.

Pros: Nice tone.good projection.good price.

Cons: Nothing.

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13/12/2016 15:36
West Sussex, United Kingdom


Polite and Friendly Company

Pros: Lovely customer service, easy site to navigate and prompt postage. Received items very quickly and they were packaged very neatly.

Cons: No any consequences really, boutique new strings I've never played on before so the new sound has thrown me a bit but I'm still learning the violin so that's down to me.

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23/09/2016 12:55
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Great product competitively priced.

Pros: Great product for the price - very happy with purchase.

Cons: No cons

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22/06/2016 19:39
Birmingham, United Kingdom


Ok strings

Pros: Perfectly reasonable strings, their big plus point is the price. Good student/ amateur+ strings.

Cons: Middling but acceptable sound.

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15/06/2016 18:17
Romsey, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good value strings for the sound quality.

Pros: Even and mellow tone. More forgiving of bowing flaws than Dominants. Accurate intonation along length of string. Price.

Cons: Take about 10-14 days to settle in as they stretch. Shorter life span than some strings.

Other: Wound E string much preferable to the plain.

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23/02/2016 00:37
Sao Jose, Brazil


Very good strings, sounds really great.

Pros: Good quality strings, fast delivery.

Cons: Nothing. The price is a bit expensive, but that's due the monetary problems.

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20/01/2016 11:47
Plymouth, United Kingdom


Bemused by the general ratings
3 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: Cheap...

Cons: Do not stay tuned from session to session Tinny raucous sound Thin, almost no tactile feedback NOT a Dominant replacement

Other: I bought a set of these on the basis of the reviews here, seemed like they were a keenly priced substitute for Dominants. I have been using Dominants from Grade 1 and I am going back to them for Grade 5 and up. My current violin is just a nice beginner (Hidersine Giovanni), has a nice warm tone when played with Dominants. Sounds like a scratchy vinyl record with Tonicas. First time I have replaced a set of strings before they were even close to extinction but what a relief.

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28/12/2015 19:17
Banská Bystrica , Slovakia

Grade 8+

great for solo

Pros: price have experience already with this brand/especially this one/ in the past-positive

Cons: none

Other: very recomended

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28/12/2015 12:17
Arundel, United Kingdom



Pros: Good tone and blends well with the violin's harmonics.

Cons: No cons

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