Pirastro Violino Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.4 from 27 reviews
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£35.15 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Ball end E
2 in stock
Loop end E
5 in stock

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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Violino are professional quality synthetic cored strings which combine the qualities of Evah Pirazzi and Obligato but with a lower tension for a warm, easy sound. A great value modern string. Highly recommended for all types of instrument. Available in full size only.

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  • E - plain steel
  • A - aluminium on synthetic core
  • D - sterling silver on synthetic core
  • G - sterling silver on synthetic core
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
A Chander
31/05/2011 11:13
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Sweet sounding string lacking some projection
25 out of 27 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lovely strings with a sweet tone that worked well on my 1850 violin. The G string was good at taming my 1776 violin for a while and gave it a richer sound whilst removing some of the brashness. The G and D lasted a long time and didn't lose quality, and the E was a good match for more than one set of strings. Overall the blend was good in ensembles.

Cons: The A string started to unravel after about 2 months, some time before the other strings. They lacked some projection so were not so appropriate for solo work (though good for chamber music and orchestra).

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14/07/2015 07:32
Blackpool, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

A Warm and calming sound on a lively instrument.
11 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: My French violin was too bright and these strings were recommended to me to give it a much warmer sound. This was good advice and now the strings have settled down my instrument is a real pleasure to play.

Cons: None

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14/10/2016 13:56
London, United Kingdom


Gut-feel, mellow and clear. Very easy respond.
10 out of 10 found the following review helpful

Pros: Mellow and rounded sound. Very good respond as it is feels gut-like, due to low tension. Also quite clear, natural sound and well balanced across all four strings, including E string, which I didn't find in other synthetic string sets. For someone who prefers gut strings, but has to occasionally use synthetic ones, this is ideal. Very satisfied with the price too.

Cons: No cons for me.

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22/02/2013 20:38
Swindon, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good strings, recommended.
10 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: The strings suit the violin I wanted them for. It basically has a poorly set neck, so the bridge is high causing high string tension. The Violono strings are 10% lower tension than Obligato and this means that the violin speaks more easily. Anyway, whether or not my theory is correct, they sound good and play easily on this Caussin violin and are also good value. It remains to be seen how long they last, I typically get 6 months out of Dominants and 9 months out of Obligatos/Eva Pirazzi. Although advertised as the 'warmest' i.e. least bright of the Pirastro synthetics, they are definitely not dull or flat sounding, I like the sound both for classical and folk playing.

Cons: Nothing not to like, unless they fail to last.

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Mr John Cole
01/11/2016 15:47
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Strings have settled down well tone is good.
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to obtain and fit

Cons: E and A somewhat "squeaky" to begin with.

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28/09/2016 16:21
Watford, United Kingdom


Violino Violin Strings
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: The strings are of lower tension and suited my violin very well, producing a warmer tone. They felt more like gut strings to play on which was surprising but very welcome.

Cons: It's a shame that the loop E string isn't a choice when buying a set. Most professionals would select a loop and not having this choice may put them off even though the loop e string can be bought separately

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20/05/2016 23:33
Exeter, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Less stretch than gut cored. The E sounds 'thin'.
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Have been more attentive to intonation recently. These strings stretch a good deal less than gut cored strings and allow use of tailpiece adjusters. Initially they felt marginally lighter under the fingers than Olive strings and have a slightly softer effect which suits my instrument which is relatively young and bright sounding. The difference in sound is not significant, except the E, unless playing solo and even then I prefer their practicality.

Cons: The E string sounds particularly 'thin' and I replaced it with a gold covered string which, for me, is a much better match.

Other: Limiting the characters to 50 makes it near impossible to give a useful review.

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20/03/2013 10:20
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good price but other strings should be considered.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very good price and well packed. Very good service as usual from String Zone.

Cons: Not very comfortable under my fingers.Unfortunately compared with tonica my presrnt violin string

Other: Cheaper snd for me preferable are Proo Arte and Prelude strings

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15/10/2020 13:39
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Warm tone and easy on the fingers

Pros: I've used these strings on a couple of violins that were a bit harsh on the ear to make them a bit warmer. They do help. I fix up violins from time to time, and I have spent the bit extra that these cost on a couple I've done for myself. They last very well. They seem pretty easy on the fingers. They keep in tune very well. All in all a very good, reliable set of strings.

Cons: None

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Violin owner
27/07/2020 19:06
London, United Kingdom


Clear and responsive but lack depth colour.

Pros: Clean and clear tone, stable and responsive. I try this set out as I am trying to avoid spending 70 - 90 on a new set every 2 months. EP gold is the set use when I have an important gig lined up.

Cons: A little thin sounding and metallic on my violin in comparison with Larsen Tzigane which is warm, earthy and bold sounding. However I find the response of Tzigane too slow.

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