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Peter Infeld (PI) Violin SET with Platinum Plated E String and Silver Wound D String Medium Gauge

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Peter Infeld (PI) Violin SET with Platinum Plated E String and Silver Wound D String Medium Gauge | P100S

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Peter Infeld Violin Strings

A revolution in tonal sound and color for the discerning musician, Peter Infeld (PI) strings produce a rich spectrum of sound colors, the perfect blend of power & elegance, and a wide dynamic range. The strings deliver instant bow response, as well as superior tuning ability. The soft left hand feeling brings out the best in you and your performance. Choose from Tin, Gold and the unique Platinum plated and thus very powerful E-strings, and the Aluminum or Silver wound D-strings to achieve a made-tomeasure sound for each individual instrument and player.

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

E String: Platinum plated over a chrome steel core, Removeable Ball End
A String: Aluminum wound over a synthetic core
D String: Silver wound on a synthetic core
G String: Silver wound on a synthetic core

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Item Includes

This set includes:

- Platinum wound E string
- Aluminum wound A string
- Silver wound D string
- Silver wound G string

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 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

Handmade Strings Since 1919 from Vienna, Austria

In 1919 violin maker Dr. Franz Thomastik and civil engineering specialist Otto Infeld founded the company, invented the steel string and caused a revolution in the music world. Suddenly the conventional gut string was challenged by a new string with the highest quality of tone, precision and reliability. It was received enthusiastically by virtuosi across the world.

The string makes the music. The diversity and beauty of the musical timbre depend upon, on the one hand, the type of material used for the core and on the other hand, the material spun around the core. For a perfect sound, Thomastik-Infeld has consistently chosen steel and nylon as the string core material for bowed and plucked instruments.

The highest standards are guaranteed by ongoing research in Thomstik-Infeld's own research lab engaging a team of highly specialized technicians. However, tone perfection is achieved primarily by the delicate touch of fingers and the highly qualified staff in the workshops: Every string at Thomastik-Infeld is wound and checked by hand.


Does It Matter Which Type of String You Put On Your Instrument? Absolutely!

Choosing the correct strings has a huge influence on its tone, ease of playing, and even its well-being: the best and most expensive instrument will only sound average if it is incorrectly strung, while an average instrument can transcend its own limitations with the correct choice of strings. As a matter of fact, switching to better strings is the shortest and easiest way to producing better sound.

From nine decades experience with string research, string development and string production we can safely say that while "the one perfect string for everyone" does not exist, the perfect string for your instrument, playing style and musical repertoire is most likely a Thomastik-Infeld. Up-to-date know-how and long experience enable us to bring out the best in each stringed instrument, revealing and enhancing its tone, color and quality.

Thomastik-Infeld offers a broad choice of products to fit every instrument, musical style, and playing situation. All products are handmade in Vienna to highest manufacturing standards, satisfying the most discriminating musician. 

Welcome to Thomastik-Infeld, please make your choice!
- Peter Infeld, 1942-2009

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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • JOYCE WILSTED
  • KNOX, PA

Asked On: 02/11/2018

I do not see where I can place the order of the "ball end" instead of "loop end". I will call you tomorrow so I can get this type ordered before the price increase. Please make a note of my intention to order tonight, but the form will not let me specify "ball end".

SHAR Answer:

Hi Joyce! The E string in this set has a removable ball end which allows it to be used as a loop or ball end. Please contact us at 1-800-248-7427 and we'd be happy to setup an order for you!

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  • ANN ARBOR, MI

Asked On: 06/21/2016

When I’m purchasing an E string for violin (or A string for viola), what’s the difference between a ball end and a loop end?

SHAR Answer:

Strings have two ends: one end that gets threaded into the peg (this is the case for every string you buy) and the other end that gets attached to the tailpiece via a fine tuner (also called string adjuster). They form tension/traction between the two ends of the instrument; that’s what makes them have sound when played. This is the case for all stringed instruments. >>For cellists & bassists, cello and bass strings are always ball end. This question doesn’t apply to them. For violinists & violists, keep reading! The lower three strings (A, D, G for violin or D, G, C for viola) will ALWAYS have ball-ends in the synthetic and steel brands, so you won’t need to worry about those. The tailpiece-end of the E string on a violin (or A string on a viola) can come in different options: either a ball end, a loop end or a ‘removable ball’ end. What will determine which string (loop or ball end) you’ll buy? It depends on which type of tailpiece or fine tuners (also called string adjusters) your violin has. You’ll have to take a look and see. The differences: A Ball End--it has a ball lodged inside the end of the string, designed to insert into the tailpiece and stay inside there. This is the most common type of E string that a beginner or young child would most likely use. A Loop End--it has a loop that goes over a prong that is attached to a fine tuner. It’s more common in full size instruments. A ‘Removable Ball’ End—it comes with a ball end that can be removed/plucked out to reveal a loop-end. Not all ball end strings are removable! Some brands have ‘removable ball’ strings. ‘Removable Ball’ strings will be marked as such, and non-removable ball-end strings will just be listed as ‘Ball’ under End type. When in doubt, or when buying strings as a surprise gift for someone else, you could choose a ‘removable ball’ end and it should work. Still not sure? Read this article.

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