Thomastik Peter Infeld Violin Strings, SET

By Thomastik

4.6 from 23 reviews
RRP:
£100.70
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from £70.28 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Purchase options

Tin plated steel E, aluminium D
6 in stock
£70.28
Tin plated steel E, silver D (PI-101)
9 in stock
£86.88
Gold plated steel E, aluminium D
6 in stock
£77.12
Gold plated steel E, silver D
9 in stock
£81.05
Platinum plated steel E, aluminium D
6 in stock
£87.46
Platinum plated steel E, silver D (PI-100)
9 in stock
£110.44

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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Description

Premium quality professional grade strings with a wide choice of E and D string combinations. E strings feature removable ball for loop option. Set of four strings, medium gauge, full size. Choice of E and D string.

Using a loop end E? The use of a protector to prevent the tuner hook breaking the string is essential with loop end E strings. We cannot accept claims for strings broken by the adjuster hook. Click here to purchase this item.

Specifications

  • Tin plated, Gold plated or Platinum E. Removable ball for loop option.
  • Aluminium on synthetic core A,
  • Aluminium or silver on synthetic core D
  • Silver on synthetic core G
  • E: Tin plated chrome steel, gauge 0.27mm tension 8.3kg
  • A: Aluminium winding on synthetic core. Tension 5.5kg
  • D: Aluminium winding on synthetic core. Tension 4.5kg.
  • G: Silver winding on synthetic core. Tension 4.7 kg

Customer reviews:

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David
04/03/2012 12:37
Market Harborough, United Kingdom

Professional

well worth the expense, except for the platinum E
14 out of 14 found the following review helpful

Pros: They speak very rapidly - better than Vision or Dominants. Tone is bright but has depth, warmth and variety as well as power. Longer lasting than many competitors.

Cons: The very expensive platinum E string does not suit my violin - powerful but with metallic overtones and frequent squeaks replacing open strings.

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Eric
06/02/2014 11:20
Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Smooth warm response.
11 out of 12 found the following review helpful

Pros: Previously I used Eva Piratzzi but switched when I asked James Ehnes what he used after a concert. I feel the sound is warmer and deeper than EP, although I still don't sound like James!!

Cons: Nothing so far after 4 weeks of use.

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Colin
27/01/2012 18:15
BERKHAMSTED, United Kingdom

Professional

A great improvement.
10 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: I am a maker. This is the first time I have fitted Peter Infeld strings to a violin. My customer is a professional player and teacher with a beautiful old Italian violin. She says that it has made a substantial improvement to her sound. She immediately ordered a spare set !

Cons: Price ?

Other: None

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Perry
16/06/2016 22:02
West Norwood, United Kingdom

Professional

My favourite.
8 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: Smooth, even, squeak free, vibrant. Current string of choice after extensive experimentation with Evah Pirazzi Gold, Larsen Virtuoso, Pirastro Passione Solo and Vision Titanium Solo. Clearly superior on my violin.

Cons: No cons!

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Louise
02/10/2011 22:10
Brighton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Nice, warm strings, pity about the E
8 out of 10 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice warm sound, very soft on the fingers. Held their tune well from the beginning.

Cons: The E string is a bit scratchy and has a wolf note on the 4th (B) which I haven't had with other strings.

Other: These are nice strings, but I'd suggest using them along with a Kaplan Gold E string instead of the E which the set comes with.

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Tam
08/12/2015 10:25
London, United Kingdom

Professional

Highly recommended
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Settling time and tuning stability, particularly from the beginning, are unparalleled. Good, solid tone, with flexibility for a palette of colours. So far, they haven't died as quickly as other choices.

Cons: The cheapest of the E string choices is a little tinny.

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Andrej
30/05/2011 15:25
Prague, Czech Republic

Professional

perfect,they should maintain their quality longer
8 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: I like beautiful bright, clear, almost solo sound on the strings of Peter Infeld. I think they are very good quality in globale.

Cons: I waited for their resistance will be longer. After about a month and a half E string lost its sound quality. Also tuning of the E string is not already perfect. Nevertheless, I am with Peter Infeld strings happy, a pity that their price is not lower.

Other: May be the reason why I have to change my strings so often is I practice a lot...

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Rachel
08/06/2013 09:19
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Professional

Mellow sound
7 out of 10 found the following review helpful

Pros: G, D and A settled quickly. Made a much nicer, more mellow sound than the previous make I'd been using, and seem to give me a larger palate of colours.

Cons: The gold E string took a long while to settle and whistled like crazy - reverted back to old make for that string. Need to do more research on that string, and try one of the other choices

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G
23/11/2012 17:00
WADEBRIDGE, United Kingdom

Beginner

I am well satisfied
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: These strings settle down very quickly & and then hold their pitch almost indefinitely. They are very good value for money and have a lovely rich, bright tone

Cons: nothing

Other: I ordered on line one morning and they arrived in the next mornings post

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Linda
31/10/2018 16:20
Southampton, United Kingdom

Professional

Peter Infeld
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Was given a set of these in Austria in July by an Austrian violinist as the Evah Gold that I was using for my new Guarnerius copy by Andrew Fairfax.The difference was amazing. Am about to change the A though the D and G are still good. Have already changed the E. The E is very high tension which made a massive difference. I think the tensions are very dependent on the combination each string...I wouldn't mix and match them and I think they are more suitable for a newer instrument...not an 18th century for example without advice. When we changed the strings we did them one at a time and it was interesting to hear the violin come 'alive' more as we put them on starting with the G. The E made a huge difference at the end. They played in really quickly although I was playing 4 hours plus a day. They stay in tune very well.

Cons: None

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