Just a little fast (well I will really try)question. By reading the discussions and hear the violinists talk in general, I can see that the Pirazzis are often considered as loud strings very bright and very very far from the warmth of gut. I think Pirazzis are the ultimate example of the contrary of gut strings! I am a fan of these not to bright sounds with a lot of warmth. For these reasons, I have always used obligatos in the past. But since I got my new violin (Guarneri modal that is naturally dark, powerful, easy to play with a signing tone), I have put Pirazzis on. I was curious to try them once and weirdly, I think they fit very well on my instrument. An exception, I hate the E pirazzi (which I find is the horrible string of the set, on my violin) so I put a tonica E to be sure to have a true gut E string sound. The open strings are maybe slightly weird but once the fingers are on and play, I can't believe it's Pirazzis. And it seems to me that if the sound is so good with fingers on, I should keep them. Still today, I wonderded if Pirazzi was really able to give me a gut sound (knowing its reputation) so I turned on a recording of my favorite idol (gut period with lovely gut sound) and played the poor little parts I was able to do just after (when back and fourth between the recording and me) and like always, came to the conclusion that my violin sounds like gut! (maybe just the open strings are slightly brighter but I didn't see that difference with the open strings on the recording and I really insisted on these). I often do tests with obligatos but haven't stop playing with pirazzis and tonica E yet.
Do some people here have violins that take pirazzis well ennough to atually sound like gut? Am I completely crazy to think that pirazzi can sound like gut? In general, I have a good ear but... I will definitivly listen more carefully when my teacher plays my violin. I love to ear my violin under other persons hands. It's good to ear it from "outside". If you have any other experiences or thoughts on pirazzis (good or bad), it is always interesting even if I know that each instrument and player has its own unique sound etc...
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