Amber E + Evah Pirazzi
Hi Everyone -
All the geeking out on strings on this forum has me experimenting with E-strings because I've got a bunch of whistling going on (especially on double stop crossovers). Of course it can't possibly be my technique. ;-)
Recently, I switched out my brand new Evah Pirazzi Platinum E for a Warchal Amber E and I'd say that 90%+ of the whistling is gone. So that's good.
But the combination of the Amber E + my other strings (all Evah Pirazzi) seems to have created a warmer/darker sound on a violin that was already leaning that way. I think I prefer the previous brighter sound, but I may get used to the new combo over time.
My question - anyone running an Amber E with Evah Pirazzi A/D/G? Curious to hear thoughts on this combination in general.
It's Evah Pirazzi - Pirastro is the company that makes them and many other brands.
y - will edit the post.
EPs are really bright strings. If the platinum E whistles too much, try switching to the regular carbon-steel E.
Thanks Andrew and Lydia.
I tried that combo --EP Gold plus Amber E -- and found I didn't like it at all. The EP Golds sounded totally wrong for my violin, and they seemed to produce to be a clash with the Amber E, making for some harsh overtones. I got rid of them after a month of trying to figure out what was wrong. My violin is presently fitted with Vision Titanium Solo plus an Amber E, and this combination sounds much smoother and richer. No harsh overtones. The full Warchal Amber set in itself I found to be beautifully nuanced, and reminds me of Eudoxa (gut core) as they used to be. Will probably give the Amber set another trial round after the present strings wear out.
Have you guys tried the warchal brilliant set?
just a comment about the Amber E. I thought they maintained their volume and tone higher up, more so than some other E's I've tried.
I haven't tried Brilliant, but Brilliant Vintage is a wonderful set (I substitute the Amber E).
After a few days of practice/break-in the tone of the Amber E is starting to change. Feels brighter and seems to better match the EP strings. I’m liking the impact on double stops and still getting used to the feel of the string, which is surprisingly curvy to the touch where the spirals were originally.
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