Comparison of Thomastik Vision and Pirastro Violino strings

October 7, 2004 at 05:27 PM · Hi,

I'm going to receive a set of Pirastro Violino (medium) and Thomastik Vision (heavy? perhaps its the same as Strong) strings. In Thomastik's case I mean Vision, not Vision Titanium of course. My cheap student violin has got warm (absolutely not mellow) tone. Which of these strings would fit my violin best? Now I'm using Pyramid Gold and I'm going to use them out (until they break, or something) - but because I'll have these two sets of strings, I don't know which of them are better for my needs :) I'd be very pleased for any comments on these strings.

Best regards,


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October 7, 2004 at 11:51 PM · Greetings,

I have never used violino. The vision strings are very good indeed. I feel they are a step up from Dominanat which became a kind of benchmark (until Piraziz ccam ealon). However, I find the e stirng way to thin so take care not to use too much pressure. teh goldbrokat e is perhapsa bette roption and it is dirt cheap. Don`t let thatput you off. Heifetz and Milstein both used this string...



October 8, 2004 at 12:19 AM · I've never tried the vision strings, but I'm a big Violino fan. They sound great on my violin, which has a very warm, dark sound. They're "Evah-Pirazzi-LIKE" (not quite the same), but more stable, more durable, and far more affordable than most anything else I would want to play on. (Dominants are less, but they sound absolutely DREADFUL on my instrument.)

'Erie (-:

October 8, 2004 at 03:35 AM · So I'll try them both and decide, which of them I like best. I've chosen Violino and Vision, because they are affordable to change within some period of time (they cost almost the same, about 35$ in my country), and I feel they both are far better than cheap metal D'Addario Prelude. Perhaps I'll like Violino more because of the low tension and warm sound, but I'll try when I got them. :) Thanks for opinions.


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