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D'Addario Zyex Viola String, D

By D'Addario

4.3 from 4 reviews
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Medium tension, 15"-16" body
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Medium tension, 16.25"- 16.75" body
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Low tension (Light), 16.25"-16.75" body.
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High tension (Heavy), 16.25"-16.75" body
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Medium tension (14"-15" body)
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Aluminium on synthetic core. An excellent quality all round string suitable for all types and sizes of viola.

Zyex strings are optimized to give a rich, warm sound combined with rapid playing in and pitch stability. Tensions as listed.

The measurements in the options refer to the body length of the viola. Click the small image above to see the difference between body length and vibrating scale.

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MR Barry D. Friend
14/12/2016 15:55
MONMOUTH, United Kingdom


Quality strings for all players

Pros: As a professional orchestral player, I began to use Zyex strings quite suddenly one evening whilst at work. I had been spinning out the life of my existing strings, my lifelong 'brand of choice', but got frustrated with my lack of ability to tune two of them immediately before a performance. Taking them off in a fit of pique, my principal advised me not to put on new strings, as they wouldn't settle down quickly enough. Instead, he had a part used set of these D'addario zyex strings, which I put on instead. They settled in immediately and I was struck at how closely they matched the qualities which I appreciated in my previous brand. Ever since then, I have used this make of string, finding them to be long lasting and hard wearing. They settle in quickly and maintain pitch very accurately. I used to use a different brand of A string on my viola as I wanted something a little less harsh than the one which matched the others of my old set; however, the zyex A is a good match, without the more strident tone. All in all, I consider these strings to be good compromise between tone, maintenance of pitch and long life and would recommend them.

Cons: Sometimes the variation in price between the individual strings is a bit excessive. I often but sets, this representing better value for money, but then end up with too many of one string and not enough of the others! However, it can be useful to have extra spares to give to colleagues when they don't have spares! I also restrung a student's viola with a couple of my spares recently, which improved the sound quality.

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15/08/2014 08:45
Sudbury, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Zyex are EXCELLENT strings with unrivalled warmth

Pros: These strings settle in quickly and stay in tune very well. Playability is unrivalled producing wonderful clear tones and they have a warmth that is the perfect choice for the violist without resorting to gut. My favourite strings by far

Cons: None

Other: I have spent the past 6 months trying out most of the popular synthetic brands (and some steel core)and was very pleased to find that the best strings for my viola (£4.5K Juliet Barker 1995)were the Zyex. VERY good strings indeed...

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14/05/2012 09:52
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good qualiity but too loud for me..
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good quality.

Cons: On my viola seems loud and bright.

Other: My prefered strings have a darker tone.

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15/10/2014 12:48
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good value well made string.
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Well made, rapidly settled in.

Cons: A little bright for me.

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