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John Chew

New Strings for my violin

March 18, 2006 at 9:06 PM

A hour into practice this morning I decided to take a break and buy new strings. I bought a set of dominants, and also bought Evah Pirazzi's. I have only known dominants so I was anxious to try something new. I am really liking my Evahs. My violin sounds like a different instrument - much brighter. I like it. I've read on other boards that some people think Evah's are too bright, and my teacher thinks Evahs aren't as reliable as Dominants, and of course, there's the price - almost $80 for an entire set! It's going to be fun experimenting with different strings to get the best sound from my violin. Of course, I don't intend to become a total gear-head. I'll practice hard too!
From Jamie Puffer
Posted on March 18, 2006 at 10:23 PM
I really enjoy the Evahs. I've found them to be *more* reliable than the Dominants. Also, if you buy them online, you can usually get them for around $50/set with shipping.
From Jonathan Frohnen
Posted on March 19, 2006 at 1:11 AM
Agreed, never buy strings retail, you'll be taken for a ride every time.

I'm a Pirastro Olive man myself!

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on March 19, 2006 at 1:27 AM
$80 is a quarter in New York money. The rest of us could live on that for six months.

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