Trying to identify a string
I'm trying to identify some various strings I have lying loose around. I've reached one that I'm not seeing in any ID charts.
Ball end is yellow/gold with dark red winding. Peg end is dark red. It is not a Zyex. Zyex is orange with a brighter red winding. I can't find it on any charts I've looked at. Looks like most likely an A string, possibly a D.
I was trying out some A strings to see how they sounded but did not immediately return them to an envelope when I took them off.
Any ideas? Or know where the most comprehensive string ID guide is? I've tried ViolinStringReview.com and lashofviolins.com.
It could be a Golden Spiral G (not made anymore).
You were trying out some strings. Which ones did you try? That should narrow down the choice a bit.
It could have been one on a fiddle that was taken off, and which I no longer know what it was. I tested Infeld Blue (A) , Vision Titanium Solo (A) which got installed, Tzigane (A) , Flexocor (D) .
Thanks Rocky, that solved it. The Flexocor D was the culprit.
See, this is why gut strings are superior. You take one look at the thing and you say "yep, that's gut".
Just like when I see your name on a post, I KNOW it is of serious intent. BOOM. Seriously. ;-)
The https://www.thesoundpost.com/en/string-charts website is not exhaustive - not that we could ever expect any such website to list every one of the multitude of strings past and present - it doesn't appear to have the Warchal brand.