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  • #69503
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    Don
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    I bought a fiddle and he fine … even more ..it is mark Karl Niirnberger 1955 … play fine but the string (E and A ) seem bright …  I do like pirastro string … what type and size do you recommend, I always did prefer a bit soft…there so many different type on the market, synthetic core, silver wounded,  stainless steel etc, medium, small, big etc???

    #69504
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    Joe
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    have most always used helicores medium have tried a few others buy always go back to helicores.

    #69507
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    Don
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    the G D A seem ok I can live with that but the E string is extremely bright Joe, … are yours bright or else?? thx for the reply Joe…

    #69511
    rodger
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    To my knowledge the E string will always be steel, and therefore will always have a bright sound.  But that’s the nature of the E string register Don.  If you like the dark sound on the G, D, and A, then go with synthetic core, but I don’t know of an E string that’s not steel.

    #69526
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    Don
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    Thx Roger and Joe… Might be that fiddle is different that the one I had before, a bit more bright…

    Maybe I should put a E string of a Bass on it … lol.

     

    #69545
    Steve Srader
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    Don a silvered  E string or Aluminum wrapped  E string takes away some of the brightness , Also the placement of your sound post will make it Dark , Mellow or Bright You might wont to get a Luther to adjust the sound post if you don’t know how , The sound post is the soul of your violin , big changes can happen with just small changes ? Good luck !

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    John (BGD)
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    Don, Obligato is a good dark synthetic-core string that you may like.

    #69752
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    Don
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    Thx Guys I will try some of those … hope its better…. obligato synthetic core gold envelope,  you Guys are Great thx again !!

    #69753
    Nancy Parker
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    Don, My Obligati strings are in a red &black pkg.    My Evah Pirazzi Gold are in gold &black pkg.

    See string guide below:

    https://www.sharmusic.com/Pages/How-To/Strings/Strings-Chart/

     

    #69891
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    Don
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    I went to see the web site that you mention Nancy it will help thx…

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