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Pirastro Obligato Violin Set - Ball E - Aluminum D - 4/4 size - Medium

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Pirastro Obligato Violin Set - Ball E - Aluminum D - 4/4 size - Medium | 690SBM

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List Price: $178.82

SHAR Price: $88.47

Item# 690SBM

Availability: In Stock

About This Item

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, Ball End
A: Aluminum wound on a synthetic core
D: Aluminum wound on synthetic core
G: Silver wound on a synthetic core

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

PIRASTRO

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.

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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • ALICE STEELE
  • HOUSTON, TX

Asked On: 01/17/2018

How does the G string sound in 4th or higher positions? I want a string that responds clearer on the high position on the G String.

SHAR Answer:

Hello, Alice. The Obligato strings are very stable strings, though the string itself has less bearing on wolftones and clarity than the construction and setup of the instrument. If you're looking to get more clarity higher up on the G-string, you might consider having a luthier check your bridge, soundpost, and tailpiece setup. Newer strings will help, and possibly trying a different gauge could be an option - I would start with a lighter gauge to see if that reduces wolftones and improves clarity.

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Question by:

  • SYLVIA DEL REAL
  • Delray Beach, FL

Asked On: 08/01/2017

Is it possible to order this set with a loop E instead of ball E?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Sylvia! Yes, this set is available with a loop end E string. Please follow the link to view and feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427 if you have any additional questions.

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  • POPULAR SHAR STAFF QUESTION
  • 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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