Strings come in a set, but many of us don't always string our instruments with the same brand on for string.
For example, when I was growing up, I always used Dominants on everything except for the E, which was a Pirastro. More recently, I've used Evah Pirazzis on all but the G, for which I've used Infeld Red for that nice, warm sound.
Here is a 2005 discussion we had in which many people listed the strings that famous violinists use, though it's a bit out-of-date because Joshua Bell recently switched from Pirazzis to Jargar Superiors, a new kind of string.
Heifetz famously used a Goldbrokat Medium E, plain gut A and D, and a wound G.
Do you mix up the brands of strings that you use, or do you stick to one? And tell us about what you've tried and what you currently prefer!
Thank you to Morgan Watkins for this week's vote idea!
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