Meyer's E-string

July 22, 2005 at 01:18 AM · Anyone know what kind of E-string Anne Akiko Meyers uses? Such beautiful sound... : )

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July 22, 2005 at 01:24 AM · Gold-plated I'm sure, we just have to figure out the brand name. Is there a web site?

July 22, 2005 at 04:34 PM · actually looks like Westminster...

July 24, 2005 at 11:32 PM · It has been my experience that the sound comes from the player more so than the string. I think that Meyer's could get just as beautiful a sound from other types of E Strings.

July 25, 2005 at 01:20 AM · I agree with Rachel, and she is also playing on a very nice Guarnerius del Gesu. That instrument will sound great with any strings.

July 25, 2005 at 01:50 AM · The strings she uses are hardly relevant...

July 25, 2005 at 01:08 PM · Hi Allen,

Since you asked an honest question, I think that it deserves an honest answer (more than what has been said so far). Judging from the only picture with a view that gives a little bit of anything on her website, the E looks like either the Heavy Gauge Westminster, or the Oliv.

And for those who think otherwise, strings do make a difference. Even with a great fiddle, they can highlight different aspects of it.

In the end, strings are important, because like everything else in this business, "it's all about sound."


July 25, 2005 at 01:32 PM · Christian if you get all this information from the photos, keep in mind many of the violins you see in the photos with the artists, are not their actual violins. Most violinists are very cautious about taking photos of their violins, due to the temperment of their instruments. Many of them use violins that are made to look great but don't sound like anything. Plus what sounds great on her del Gesu, will sound different on someone elses fiddle.

October 5, 2006 at 06:40 AM · Ms. Meyers uses a Westminster E. Her other stings are Vision.

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