I have a question, if I may. I am looking for a set of gut strings that would fare well on a violin set up for Evah's. The violin I played previously did very well with Eudoxa strings, but the one I am playing now seems to prefer a set with more tension (with the exception of the A string, in which case the tension of an Evah A seems too much, as the violin prefers a Eudoxa A). Here is the set I have on now:
Evah G, medium
Evah D, medium
Eudoxa A (I forget the gauge)
Hill E (again, I forget the gauge)
This is a strange combination, I know, but an Evah A just choked on the violin and, while not great, the Eudoxa A was better (by the way, the G, and especially the D, are a dream). Anyway, I have always preferred gut and would like to switch to an all-gut setup, with a steel E. So, what I am wondering is if Oliv strings or the new Passione strings might work better than Eudoxa strings on this violin, or which of these is more tense and for this reason perhaps better suited to this particular violin. String tension for sythetics is widely published information, but very little information exists with respect to the tension of gut, so I am a bit lost and the cost of experimentation is high. For this reason, another option I have considered is to use my current set of G and D strings, but with an Obligato A, which would also be less tense than an Evah. I realize that a new setup should one day be in order, but at the present moment this is not possible.
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