Why is it so hard to make a decent E string ? I have Pirastro Piranito strings fitted to one of my violins and I have just fitted a set of D'Addario Pro Arte strings to the other violin. In both cases the cheap factory-fitted E strings that came with the violins were better than the much more expensive strings.
I can understand why it is difficult to make a good G, D and A string ( because of the cores and windings) but surely it cannot be so difficult to make an E string. The Gold Label E by Pirastro only costs $4 and the Jargar E string is $5 so it cannot be that hard.
Which would be the better E : the Gold Label or the Jargar ? I notice that many professionals use both so it probably depends on what sounds best with a particular violin but all opinions are welcome.
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