Pirastro Obligato Violin String Set - 4/4 size - Medium Gauge - Loop End E

Item # 690SLM

List Price: $150.30
SHAR: $75.93

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Average Customer Rating:

3 Stars
Warm and sonorous tone quality, rich with overtones. Produces an impressive amount of volume, a very dynamic response and great playability. Excellent uniformity across all strings with pliable feel under the finger. Resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. The Aluminum D has a warm sound with big volume. Available in 4/4 in Medium, Weich, or Stark gauge.

E: Steel, loop or ball
A: Aluminum wound on a synthetic core
D: Aluminum wound on synthetic core
G: Silver wound on a synthetic core

From Germany, Founded in 1798

It is the quality of our strings and rosin that makes PIRASTRO a well known name standing for reliability and beauty of sound. Many musicians of bowed classical instruments prefer PIRASTRO strings because of the string's ability to modulate and alter the tone. This allows the musician to create an individual sound and to evoke the special sound characteristics of their instrument.

From our beginnings as a small workplace of craftsmen in Offenbach near the Main River, a modern company has evolved, with over 150 employees. Today's production is based on computer-aided machines for precision manufacturing. In former times sheep gut was the sole raw material available, but now state-of-the-art synthetics and various steel and non-steel strands, such as gold, tungsten, silver or titanium are used.

Our research and development technicians work closely together with professional musicians in each stage of the development of our strings. Sophisticated research and development and quality control ensure PIRASTRO strings set an industry standard.

Musicians can choose from the most comprehensive string selection available, which offers gut strings such as Oliv, Eudoxa or Chorda, synthetic strings like Evah Pirazzi, Obligato or Tonica and steel strings such as Permanent, Flexocor or Chromcor. 
The Best String Guarantee
Please inspect your strings immediately upon receipt. Installed strings are not returnable, unless they break within the first 30 days after purchase.

30-Day String Return Policy
Unopened strings may be returned within 30 days, so that we may supply all our customers with the freshest possible strings. Because of tonal qualities of each instrument are unique, we cannot accept string returns for reasons of tone, including false strings.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at sharserv@sharmusic.com

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  • Rating:
    10 Stars
    March 15, 2011

    Great Sounding String But Does Not Last

    This is a great sounding string - very rich and warm. It immediately improved the sound of my daughters violin especially after breaking in the strings. However, the A string became frayed nd hard to tune less than 2 months after buying and had to be replaced. The D string followed a couple of weeks later. If Pirastro can improve the quality of this string it may become it's best seller. In the mean time I would think twice about buying this string. ... (See Full Review)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Rating:
    40 Stars
    Posted By: Tasha from Ann Arbor, MI
    August 03, 2007

    Rich but don't last

    These strings I've found greatly increase the quality of sound on lesser expensive, student violin that are far too bright. Their richness and easy response are fabulous. I'd define them more s orchestral strings than solo strings because they're not nearly as easy to project as the Evah Pirazzis or Tzigane. Some say Obligatos very closely resemble gut strings. Unfortunately, their excellent rich, sweet sound doesn't last long under rigorous playing. Mine usually lasted maybe 2 months before the tone was going so far down hill I had to get new ones, and I've been looking for strings with Obligato richness & sweetness, but more projection and longer lasting ever since. ... (See Full Review)

    113 out of 221 people found this review helpful
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