Deal too good to be true?
Need new strings in advance for an upcoming exam, so I was over at the Gamut website...
I found probably the best deal for a violin A ever. Technically, it's a guitar B string, but it's the same type of gut and comes in the same gauges (.82, .84, and exactly what I was looking for---.86). Not only is it double length, it's 11 dollars, which is an absolute steal. There's also another 20% off for Thanksgiving.
Sometimes you can find a really great deal by looking in overstock or strings for other instruments.
And if your gut As go quicker than the other three like mine do, this is an opportune way to buy a bunch.
Why not try?
Cotton, I haven't tried that, but there may significant differences between guitar strings and violin strings. At least there are from manufactures like D'Addario, which makes huge quantities of both.