Evah Pirazzi'sAccessories: I've become a new disciple!
From Joshua De Anda
From steven suThat's how I felt when I switched. But apparently it doesn't work with all violins. Btw I use gold e string. I Like my sound to be bright so I don't really care if it's sweet or not. One thing I notice however is that these strings wear out fast. They don't break easily but strings lose their sound pretty fast. I replace mine every 6 months or so cause I couldnt stand the sound. Maybe cause I practice a lot but yea they sound unbelievable Cost might be an issue in the long run though :(
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 06:45 AM
From Millie BartlettI like the Peter Infeld Signature platinum E, a bit pricey but the loveliest one I've yet had the pleasure to play on. And seemingly lasts forever.
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 07:00 AM
From Jesse BranovackiI've tried multiple e strings and always come back to the good old Gold Label E (brand name, NOT a gold plated E..... if you don't know).
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 08:11 AM
From Brian LeeThe Gold Label medium E is a good match. If you want the sound to be even warmer and sweeter, Goldbrokat medium would be your best bet (and it's cheap). My personal E of choice to mix with Pirazzis would be the Westminster medium.
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 08:38 AM
Oh, and six months out of any set of strings is really good... I replace my Dominant strings every month and a half to two months (the longest they last me is three months) although I wish I could do so every month.
Evah Pirazzis last for a much shorter time for me than do Dominants. They keep most of their sound, but they lose their response..
From Michael PijoanWestminster is good as has been mentioned. I think Goldbrokat is pretty sweet sounding, but it depends entirely on your instrument.
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 09:56 AM
From Tammy KirwanI too love how they sound, but they only last me 1-2 months, sometimes as long as 3 months. At that rate, it gets way too expensive! I do have a seriously good ear, so I notice immediately when they loose that perfect sound :(. If you like the Evah's but find out that they don't last you, try the Warchal strings! I use the Ametyst ones, and they are super on my violin! They last me 2-3 months easily and only cost $25!
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM
From Joshua De AndaWill make sure to get some new goldbrokat e's and possibly the PI e. Does anyone reccomendations a hill e?
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 04:19 PM
From Cyril MillendezWelcome to the club. I'm a recently-converted Evah Pirazzi disciple, too. :)
Posted on December 5, 2011 at 01:04 AM
As for sweeter E strings, the Pirastro Gold Label E works very well, although some of my friends have said that it rounds out the sound more than sweetening it, but to each their own.
Regarding the Hill E, I tried it out once when I was struggling to find an E that would make me like my Dominants. From what I recall, it had a pretty strong, robust sound. Not exactly "sweet". It did whistle a lot, and it turned black on me after a week and a half.
If you have a corrosive hand sweat problem like me, the Pirastro Universal No. 1 E works well. It's been almost three weeks, and it looks as shiny as it did when I first put it on. It has a somewhat muted quality for the first two or three days, but once it opens up, it sounds a lot like the Gold Label.
From Tony BoonePurchased a Ming Jiang Zhu workshop violin last week. It came with Dominant G,D, and A strings and a Goldbrokat E. It was one of two I played and sounded best to my ears, most aged, played in, but it didn't project as well as the other which I'm still pondering since I'm within the return period.
Posted on December 5, 2011 at 06:06 AM
I have a set of Vision Titanium Solo G,D, and A strings I tried on it to see if it would give it a larger voice, but they sounded too metallic and cold compared to the Dominants.
Took the Evah's off of my other acoustic and put them on the Zhu. Didn't change the Goldbrokat E. Put the Dominants that came on the Zhu on my hand made acoustic. I think both instruments benefited from the change.
The Zhu projects and sounds even better than it did with the Dominants. My other acoustic's wolf note (B on the A string 1st position) sounds more musical although still present.
Looks like the Evah's are what I'll use on the Zhu.
From Dave Snowoff topic, but I'm a bit confused here Tony. I thought you were going to trade back the one with the wolf for either the Zhu or that German?
Posted on December 5, 2011 at 11:26 PM
From Joshua De AndaI'm glad this has occurred to you, too. My instrument with dominants was lacking in complexity, projectness, and response.
Posted on December 6, 2011 at 12:04 AM
From Tony Boone@Dave Snow: I bought the hand made violin from a private individual a few months back. The wolf was an annoyance to the point of distraction so I picked up the Zhu.
Posted on December 6, 2011 at 01:13 AM
I may take the hand made violin to Pablo Alfaro and have him give me his appraisal as to whether it can be fixed. I've been told that the top may need to come off in order to correct the problem.
From Craig ZFrom Joshua De Anda
Posted on December 6, 2011 at 01:44 AM
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 04:19 PM
"Will make sure to get some new goldbrokat e's and possibly the PI e. Does anyone reccomendations a hill e?"
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