A chrome steel string violin

August 26, 2016 at 07:49 AM · Hello guys!

I have been using spirocore A string on my violin. I prefer the sound of A chrome string over the aluminium A strings but I have tried only the spirocore one. I would be thankful if you could give me some recommendation of other A chrome steel strings (obligato, aricore, prazision etc.)

I like the spirocore A but I would prefer something little bit warmer and not so harsh but still projective.

I am also curious why the pirastro A chrome strings are almost double price of the others? Are they better?

Thank you :)

Replies (4)

August 26, 2016 at 11:25 AM · As I know from experience, Pirastro provide a well-balanced and good-sounding set of steel core strings, Chromcor, which are significantly less expensive than the Spirocore equivalents (which I have also used). I have been happy using the Chromcors.

Pirastro in their Chromcor set also provide an alternative A, the Chromcor Eudoxa, which is intended to work well with gut-cored D and G; presumably Pirastro are presumably thinking of their own products such as the covered gut Eudoxas and and plain gut Chordas. The downside of the Chromcor Eudoxa A is that it is much more expensive than their standard Chromcor A.

I haven't used Helicors or other steel strings on the violin, so I'll leave others to talk about them.

August 26, 2016 at 06:24 PM · Yeah, the Chromcor is not that expensive but I checked the tension of the Chromcor A on the Pirastro website and it is completely same as Spirocore A, therefore I think the sound will be very similiar but maybe I am not right.

And how did you like the Eudoxa Chromcor A? Is it loud enough?

August 26, 2016 at 06:57 PM · Aleš, I haven't tried the Chromcor Eudoxa, so I can't comment specifically on that string. However, I am of the opinion that loudness, or more correctly "projection", is more a function of what the player does with his bow rather than the string - within reason, of course.

August 26, 2016 at 07:39 PM · I understand, thank you :)

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