New String ID chart - Need Help

March 25, 2013 at 01:20 PM · I have never been happy with the string color ID references out on the web. Many of them are outdated, and incorrect. I have made my own, but need your help. Are there any strings that I do not have on that need to be added? Are the colors correct? Corelli, Prim, and Supersensitive are the most difficult to find the correct colors.

Any assistance would be helpful, and Whenever a string is released, or changed in the future I would be happy to update the strings accordingly.

String Color I.D. Guide

Thank you

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March 25, 2013 at 02:40 PM · I am also looking to get the "beads" at the peg end correct. I have a few adjusted like Helicore having no hole in the middle, The different Dominant strings, PI, and Jargar.

I would appreciate any pictures to get the colors more accurate as well. I just adjusted the Larsen to have a more accurate yellow.

March 25, 2013 at 03:17 PM · You're missing the Evah Pirazzi Golds. (That will also add new peg-end colors.)

March 25, 2013 at 03:37 PM · What are the colors for Evah gold?

March 25, 2013 at 05:40 PM · I need to wait until tonight to edit any of them. All of the pirastro strings seem to have a black bead for the Tailpiece end, and all of the Thomastik seem to have the same bead depending on the string (all one metal/color for A). Is this correct?

March 25, 2013 at 07:56 PM · I will chip in with the strings I normally use:

Pirastro oliv and eudoxa are available in a "stiff" version with a ruby peg ring.

Pirastro passione has different color peg rings for different gauges:

gauge 2: rose/rust

gauge 3: blue

gauge 4: none

gauge 5: violet

gauge 6: olive

And the passione "solo" has a wide blue peg ring.

I think Evah papparazzi also has peg rings for different gauges, and perhaps obligato also.

March 25, 2013 at 08:05 PM · Check Pirastros color coding here:

It appears that also Tonica and no.1 E string has peg rings for different gauge.

And fractional strings have peg rings for different sizes.

March 26, 2013 at 01:32 AM · I have added a lot more peg ring colors. It's getting difficult to organize it so it doesn't look too cluttered.

March 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM · Evah Pirazzi Gold added. I am assuming the peg colors are the same as regular Evah. Any help with Corelli or other ones that I don't have yet? Corelli has caused me the most confusion because there are a few other charts online, and every single one is different.

Again, photos are a great help. That way I can match the color exactly.

March 26, 2013 at 01:50 PM · Shawn,

I have sent you a message.

Just to inform the others briefly. Recently we have changed our silking color codes. Now they are much better organized. However, in the folowing months both versions will be available at stockists.

The images on our website will be updated soon.

Anyway, if Shawn amend the codes according my instructions, his chart will be the first showing our new design :-)

March 26, 2013 at 05:39 PM · Might want to add Goldbrokat. I know lots of folks who mix the GB E with another brand of set. I don't have one with me right now, but you may be able to look that one up.

Also, on my iPhone, your base color for Evahs looks like Spruce green. The actual wrap is more forest green - definitely not as bluish as your chart. Your red & blue values should be just about equal.

March 27, 2013 at 12:20 AM · This is really good! A few items:

I think Corelli Crystal strings are more pink than white at the tailpiece end.

I think Pirastro Piranito strings are more gray than blue at the tailpiece end.

For Dominant, Infeld Red, Infeld Blue, and Peter Infeld strings, I think determining which colors apply to which strings might be a bit confusing.

Hill and Lenzner Es have different colors for different tailpiece end, the colors for the heavy gauges are purple (Hill) and turquoise (Lenzner Goldbrokat).

March 27, 2013 at 02:23 AM · Keep it coming!

A big thank you to Bohdan Warchal! That was a great help.

John: The Goldbrokat is under the company Lenzner

Andrew: Thanks for the help with the colors. I tried to reorganize the Dominant, Infeld, and PI strings. I was trying to avoid having an overly long list of peg ends with only one tail end.

March 27, 2013 at 02:45 AM · Serves me right for looking at a sniffy chart like this on a tiny iPhone display. Breezed right past it.

But - the colors are true.

Good job!

March 27, 2013 at 02:57 AM · Peg-end colors for EP Gold are different than regular Evahs. There's a new color for the gold G, as well. Pirastro's website has a color description but for this you might need a photo to really capture the colors correctly.

March 27, 2013 at 03:12 AM · Pictures would be great. I contacted Pirazzi, and they sent me a PDF that says that peg ends of EP Gold are the same. They might have changed though.

March 27, 2013 at 03:55 AM · Lydia, mine look the same as regular Evahs at the peg end, except I guess the silver G (which I haven't seen) is tan-ish at the peg end?

March 27, 2013 at 01:24 PM · OK, here's a shot of Evahs. This is color-corrected in nautral light, but my music room has a Northern exposure, so there is still a bit of a blue cast.

Ignore the loose bridge protector. It was down over the winding, but I pulled it off to show the winding. I could have taken it off completely, but (frankly) I was too lazy at the time I put them on, to remove it. :-)

March 27, 2013 at 02:26 PM · Great! I will take the color directly from the picture when I am back home tonight.

Larsen contacted me. I believe I have that now organized. It was hard to arrange it without having a huge list.

March 28, 2013 at 04:15 AM · I think the EP Gold sheet from Pirastro describes the color as "honey". I'll see if I can take a picture in light good enough to properly capture the color...

March 28, 2013 at 09:02 PM · Thank you. The color "honey" confused me a bit.... there are a lot of shades of honey.

March 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM · Any picture on the "honey" color peg end for pirastro?

April 3, 2013 at 01:24 AM · I have moved the string ID to

There is a lot more at the new site, and I'm giving away a one free set of strings to a random person that helps grow the site by submitting reviews (yes any violin string set). If you have any suggestions to make it better please let me know.

November 2, 2014 at 05:55 PM · I need help identifying an E string. It has grey winding on both ends. Thanks

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