Pirastro Tonica StringsTonica strings have a core made from nylon. They produce a lively well-rounded sound, perfectly balanced across all four strings. Responding instantly to any bowing style, they reward both player and listener with an open and direct sound. With substantially reduced background 'hiss', players can sustain a more even tone helping to achieve smoother string crossings. With a highly responsive left hand feel, these strings remain very easy to play all the way up to the highest positions.
String Type: Set
E String: Silvery Steel, Ball End
A String: Aluminum wound over a synthetic core
D String: Silver wound over a synthetic core
G String: Silver wound over a synthetic core
String Tonal Profile:
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@example.com
PIRASTROFrom 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.
I usually use Helicore strings and wanted to try something different. My violin is louder than average, so I was hoping to get a quieter string set. These are actually louder than Helicores and sound very nasally on my instrument. I don't care for them.
I saw the previous review, and thought I'd add to it. Yes, Helicores are very clear sounding strings, and these are a little softer/mellower. I think these strings sound great and play great on some violins (my Weishaar). I used to play Evah Parazzi on
this particular fiddle, and for the last 2 years I think these Tonicas sound better. So, I guess my point is to try them, and see how they sound on your violin.
I am by no means an audiophile, but I like these better than my Dominants. The e string, in particular, does not have the whiney metallic edge to it. Just a nice set of strings, and for a reasonable price.