Best E string combinations!
I'm currently using Pirastro Chromcor set with Eudoxa-Chromcor A string on my Yamaha SV-150! I'm looking for new set and quite phleasant with Passione Solo A; Oliv D silver and G! There many E strings I'm considering to balance are:
-Oliv gold plated steel ball end E. Some said it's too bright and whistling for my Soloist style!
-Pirastro No.1 Universal E!
-Thomastik PE Platinum E!
Feel free to reccomend any other string! Thanks for your Brilliant Advice!
I use almost that combo except I prefer the stiff Oliv G. The Oliv gold E is nice, but the new Evah platinum is also worth a try. I found that it makes the whole violin more responsive and fuller sounding. It has a darker sound than the gold E but still retains brilliance.
Hi Bo, I love warm, sweet and connective rather a bit out-of-law so I really satisfy with Oliv G! I don't have any information about Platinum E except it's expensive and long-lasting! Evah Gold by the way is to bright for me especially for my Electric SV-150 while I love sweetness of No.1 Universal E! So I will take in mind Evah Platinum E and No.1 Universal E!
Opinions on strings are extremely controversial for several reasons.
I loved having Westminster E with Evah GDA (except it tarnished after a couple weeks and I had to put on the gold Evah E from the set I ordered.) I'm pretty vanilla so I usually stick with the entire set unless I'm using Dominants, in which case I'll sub out the Dominant E for Evah E.
Chae - It's possible 'cause Westminster is plain steel which is easily rusted, you can use rust protector but it can change the string sound! I found that Pirastro Gold E (Oliv, Evah, Gold label) are whistling so I really prefer No.1 Universal - warm, brilliant, sweet and not whistling at all! Still considering PE Platinum and Evah Platinum!
I didn't know it was an electric violin. In that case I would not use such expensive strings. I use tonica on my Yamaha electric.
One string that is really worth trying is the newish Dominant tin-coated carbon steel E. It's not like any of the normal Dom Es--usually it gives a thicker, rounder sound, and also changes the other strings in a nice way. Worth a try. We use it a lot, and it almost always works well.
Hermesa - Yes, I used the Pirastro Chromcor set with Eudoxa-Chromcor A string and it's good but not brilliant enough for me! My SV-150 can play some Acoustic style and its tonal characters rely on its strings and bow rather than itself! Thanks for your concern!
@Godfrey, if you want something brilliant then maybe the Vision E?
I'm using the dominant ADG with the Evah Pirazzi E. It seems pretty balanced to me. Anyone used the Hill E?