I recently bought a new violin. It was set up with a set of Evah Pirazzi Golds when I was trialing it (with the silver G, all strings medium gauge). When I bought it, I put on a fresh set of strings, again EP Golds but with the PI platinum E, which has been my usual set-up on my other violin.
It sounds great, but I observed when the strings were breaking in that when the instrument was tuned to a lower pitch, it had a lot more resonance; I suspect it would like less tension. I've also found that the PI platinum E seems to be overdrive for this instrument, at least with the rest of the combo; it sounded better with the EP Gold carbon E. Plus, this is an especially expensive combination of strings (if I were using the gold G instead, it would be the most expensive string combination on the market).
Two different luthiers have now suggested to me that I should just use Dominants on this violin -- that the instrument doesn't really need anything "extra", and a basically neutral, lower-tension string would probably be best (and that the extra resonance of the EP Golds make it sound a little boomy). However, I dislike the metallic harshness of new Dominants during the breaking-in period, and in any event I'd need a different E string. (Back when I used Dominants on another violin, I had the usual Wondertone Gold Label E.)
So now I'm pondering what to use instead. The instrument has excellent projection and resonance, fast response, a well-balanced sound, and an interesting combination of brilliance and warmth. I'd like strings that pretty much just let the natural qualities of the instrument come through.
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