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Rating:Posted By: Joel from Seattle, WA
August 02, 2007
Best String for My Violin
My violin is an Albani made circa 1700. Its dimensions are slightly smaller than a typical full-size violin. It has a warm, soft, but rich tone, yet a powerful sound that projects well when sing Pirastro Eudoxa strings. Since the 1960s, my standard strings have been the Pirastro Eudoxa, although from time to time I used the less powerful Pirastro Gold Label when I didnt have enough money to buy the Eudoxa strings. Over the last three years, I have experimented with several strings offered by Shar Music: Larsen; Pirastro Eudoxa, Olive, Obligato, Evah Pirazzi, and Wonder Tone Solo; and Thomastick Dominants and Vision Titanium. So far, the most satisfactory sounding strings have been the Eudoxa and Olive. On my violin, these strings sound precisely as described by Shar. I have used only the medium gauge string. The price difference between the Gold Label and the Eudoxa is more than worth it. While I also liked the Olives, I think the Eudoxa is a much better value. ... (See Full Review)
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