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Pirastro Tonica Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.7 from 104 reviews
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£22.92 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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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.

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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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