Warchal Amber Violin Strings, Set

By Warchal

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£101.62
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£74.23 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Ball end E
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£74.23
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* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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Description

The Amber string set has been developed with the aim of achieving the sound quality of the best gut strings without any tuning instabilities. The set features W-Core®, a completely new core material developed by our Research & Development team. The E of this set is made from a special alloy with a spiral design which increases the elasticity to produce a warm sound free of whistles and metallic overtones. (Manufacturer's description)

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.


Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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Helen
18/02/2016 09:40
Lancaster, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great sound and recyclable too
12 out of 12 found the following review helpful

Pros: Although these strings are marketed as being intended for higher-end instruments, I've put them on a respectable-but-modest student violin with integrated fine tuners, and am very happy with the results. The previous set of strings was a comparably-priced one; these have a richer tone (lots of harmonics I think) and on my fiddle, they are quite loud and bright. Other people commented on the improved sound straight away. I like it that these strings are made out of sensible metals - no messing around with a whistle-prone vanity gold E string (gold is a very high-impact metal). Better still, the strings are the first violin strings designed to be recyclable. The manufacturer will take them back for recycling after use. For me, this is a huge plus. The design for the non-squeaky spiral end on the E seemed, and felt, a bit odd at first; but it is certainly not squeaky, unlike its predecessor, and plays absolutely fine. I'd be happy to buy these strings again.

Cons: Cons, none.

Other: Took a few weeks to settle down after fitting, but are fine now that they have settled. These are more sensitive to the room's acoustics than the previous set: they sound slightly brash in the living room where there is a carpet, long curtains and a sofa mopping up sound but absolutely great in rooms with more hard surfaces, e.g. in the session in the local pub.

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David
06/12/2017 20:58
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Loud powerful sound
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Loud powerful sound. A major step up from the Dominants I have used up until now.

Cons: None

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Bryan
29/11/2017 12:39
Linlithgow, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Sounded great immediately on installation.
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Great sounding string set with good sounding E, gave my violin a nice solid warm sound. Has a capacity to chuck out volume when I dig in deep and I can vary tone when requited. Didnt take too long to settle in.

Cons: None

Other: Have previously used Dominants and Karneol but Amber is my current favourite.

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John
08/02/2017 16:07
Dronfield, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

don't suit me as well as the Brilliant Vintage
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: The E string seems to work as described. The strings remind me very much of Obligato's. They also remind me of the importance of matching specific strings to individual instruments, because...

Cons: They seem to take a while breaking in, and they remind me of Obligato's! I usually use Warchal's Brilliant Vintage on this violin and I'm very impressed with them. Therefore I have no doubt the Amber's are good strings, but sadly they don't suit this particular fiddle very well.

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Robert Secret
03/01/2021 15:53
Buckingham, United Kingdom

Professional

Exceptional strings

Pros: I was pleased with the viola strings I had been using, but I found the C string lacked a centre to the pitch of the notes. I was certain this was not a set up problem with the post and bridge and, on advice, I tried a Warchal Amber C. I found the quality and sound of the string was exceptional and so ordered the remainder of the set and have been playing them for the best part of two months. My instrument has a sixteen and a quarter inch back, is modern and is very responsive. The Amber strings have a synthetic core but aim to have the sound quality of gut strings. I bought a set with the metal core A string. The first thing that strikes you when you see a Warchal Amber string is the quality which looks exceptional! The strings take a little longer than other synthetic strings to settle down, nothing like as long as gut strings I hasten to add. The sound is wonderfully rich and exploring the different sound qualities the strings can produce is very rewarding. The metal core A string is quite exceptional and has a beautiful ring. When first using these strings you may find you have to get used to a slightly different point of contact from what you are used to but that is true between many makes of string. Obviously, what I have not been able to do is play in concerts or rehearsals owing to the pandemic. I did ask my wife who is a violinist to play the viola, so I could hear the sound from a distance and as far as I can tell they carry very well, plenty of sound. Violas come in many sizes and players have the sort of sound they wish to produce. All I can say is that these are the best strings I have ever found for my instrument and what I want for the sound. Very well worth trying. I loved the strings from the moment I first used them and was interested in how playing them in meant they became ever more responsive.

Cons: None

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Edward
02/12/2020 21:45
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Supple strings with singing quality

Pros: Lovely responsive strings, beautiful singing tone

Cons: No problems I am aware of

Other: “Wavy” e is a neat touch

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Keith
17/11/2020 18:03
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom

Beginner

Nearly unbelievably good

Pros: Settled in within a few days. What I find refreshing is that they stay in tune remarkably well, even amazingly so. They sound nearly as good as Eudoxa wound gut strings but are extremely stable.

Cons: I am not very keen on single-wire E-strings on my present violin and although I like the Warchal single-wire E-string, I eventually changed it for a Eudoxa wound E which blends in perfectly with the Warchal G, D and A. This is probably a personal preference. I am not faulting the Warchal, which is a good E-string, but I prefer a softer-toned E-string at the moment.

Other: Overall, these are the best strings that I have used so far and I will continue to use them. Highly recommended.

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Bryan
19/02/2020 22:22
Linlithgow, United Kingdom

Beginner

Sound like gut to my ear.

Pros: Love the aound. Lots of nasal tone with a good balance. Very stable once beoken in.

Cons: None

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Janet
30/04/2018 21:33
Bridlington, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Not a beginner's strings.

Pros: Nice tone, ring out well. My intonation has definitely improved because of that.

Cons: Went out of tune a lot for the first two weeks, but settled down well afterwards. They also benefit from increased rosin application.

Other: Probably not for the absolute beginner. Good if you have a slightly better violin, and are prepared to work with them for a few weeks.

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Margot
06/12/2017 15:43
Beaconsfield , United Kingdom

Professional

Good!

Pros: Good information, quick service.

Cons: None

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