My first and only set of strings on my violin (which I have only been playing for about a year) were Thomastik Spirocore. I guess they are bad, and my teacher had me buy Thomastik Infeld red strings. My other ones were not worn out though so I just tucked the Infeld ones away and only this week have changed them (due to peg trouble and also because my E string finally broke).
The Infelds sound a lot more full and rich than the Spirocores did. I am wondering what you guys think of these strings? For the same money can I get better strings? I am going to have to buy another set soon (I like to have a spare set) so I want to get my money's worth.
Also I have some more questions about stringing the instrument. Is it OK for some of the unwrapped portion of the string to be wrapped around the peg? My E string has that, about 1/2 wrap worth. I'm wondering if somehow they gave me too long of a string or what. Also, on the G string, so little is wrapped around the peg that the cloth-wrapped part is just barely above the nut. I guess that string will probably stretch with time anyway so I'm not so worried about that as I am about the E. I don't want to get a big dent in my peg because of the wire.
Of course I would normally be asking a teacher these questions, but I don't have one right now. Thank you for bearing with my newbie questions.
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