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D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set

D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set | 585S
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About This Item

The Educator's Preferred String!

Discover yourself why D'Addario's Prelude strings are a favorite with so many teachers, students and parents! Solid steel core makes Prelude strings utterly dependable, and at a price that will not break the bank. Unaffected by temperature or humidity, quick tuning, stable pitch, and long lasting. Strong, bright tone, without edginess. Nickel and silver winding, with solid steel E string. Medium gauge, suitable for all players and instruments.

Instrument: Violin
String Type: Set
Size: 1/4 - 4/4
Gauge: Medium

E String: Solid steel, Removeable Ball End
A String: Aluminum wound over a steel core
D String: Nickel wound over a steel core
G String:
Nickel wound over a steel core

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Warranty Info

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 800.248.7427 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

A family craft brought over from Italy. Made in the USA since 1918.

With a family string-making tradition stretching back to at least 1680 in Italy, Charles D'Addario emigrated to the US by 1918 and started making strings in New York. Through the generations new technologies have been adopted and D'Addario now makes an extensive line of strings, all proudly made in the USA. 

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Asked On: 09/17/2019

How do prelude strings compare to the Overture string sets?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Carla! There are 2 types of Overture sets - Overture Premium and Overture Ultra. The Overture Premium are steel core strings, like the Prelude. They have a similarly bright tone and will both be great options for students. The main difference between them is that the Prelude strings have nickel/aluminum winding that can add more depth to the sound. Our Overture Ultra strings have a synthetic core and are a warmer sounding version of the Overture Premium. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Asked On: 04/21/2017

Are these ball end?

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Yes, these strings ball end including the E string. Thanks for your question!

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Asked On: 07/20/2016

How many strings come in a set? How many are inside these packets?

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There are all 4 strings included in a set. It includes the strings E, A, D & G. Each string comes inside its own separate packet, so there is one string tucked inside each packet and there are four packets total in a set of strings.

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Asked On: 07/20/2016

Beginner student asks: When purchasing strings, how do I know if i am getting ball end or loop end strings?

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You have a choice to purchase either one. It will tell you which one you’re ordering in the description of the string that you’re shopping for. You’ll want to take care to choose the correct one that you want. If you’re a parent and you’re shopping for your beginner or young child, it’s most likely that your child would use a ball-end E string (for violinists), or a ball-end A string (for violists). If you’re not sure which one you should buy, check out this article for more advice.

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