Peter Infeld vs Evah Pirazzi Gold
Which string is better (in your opinion)? Which is brighter? Which is louder? Which lasts longer?
If you have a favorite, what set do you use (in particular, which e string do you use)?
Finally, how does the PI platinum e sound compared to the Evah Pirazzi Gold (steel) e?
Evah Pirazzi Gold are, in my opinion, the best strings money can buy. You will need to change them every three weeks to keep their sound. So don't bother...
Thanks Carlo! So you say that Evah Pirazzzi sounds better but they don't last as long as the PIs?
The PIs and EPGs are perhaps most easily described as having a "Thomastik" sound and feel, versus a "Pirastro" sound and feel. If you prefer Dominants (or Visions), for instance, you are likely to like PIs.
You will have to try them both to see the results in your violin. In mine, the PI are a little less bright than the EPG, and the sound they produce is a little thinner as well. But the platinum E is better than any of the Pirastro's including their new platinum E version.
I've had the same PI Pt Es on since they were first available - these 4 E strings have partnered with sets of PI, Vision Solos and EPGs on 4 violins. I don't play violin much these days - and that is one way to keep the violin strings in good shape. They still sound fantastic after a year or more with the EPGs - that whole setup gives me shivers when I do play.
I like PI pt better but there is also another string, Prim Lisa, which I find quite similar to PI platinum, but cost a lot less with good longevity. But PI PT does last forever.
I agree with Carlo. I do love the EPG, but they are way to expensive to be changed that often imho. Even as an amateur I need a set per month. After this month they become very dull and unresponsive, pretty much like the classical EP does. The PI last significantly longer and they go off continously. The EPG can be played with more bow weigt from my experience, thats another thing I like about the EPG.
I liked more the evahs, I find them to be louder and brighter than PI. I don't use them because they're particularly expensive and go false quickly. PI will last ages compared to evahs.
Agreed on the durability; PI>EP.
Those string discussions tend to be very controversial because everyone's violin has unique traits, and players choose to change these traits in different ways. Furthermore, every human has different tastes for sound, different perceptions of sound and different playing styles. As a result, you would, as someone mentioned above, need to try both and see what fits. The one thing that everyone seems to agree on is that PI lasts longer than EPG. Unfortunately, I have never tried any of those strings, and so cannot give any personal input.
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