Evah Pirazzi Gold vs. Evah Pirazzi (green)
I was very excited when started to use Evah Pirazzi Gold (EPG) with the silver G. However, after played on three different instruments, including one of my best for 2 years, I would think these strings didn't meet my expectation. I would describe them as very brilliant if not radiant, very bright (brighter than the original Evah Pirazzi (EP)), loud, and powerful, but somewhat insufficient of depth, complexity, texture, and color as compared to EP; IOW, they are simply very soloistic, but "processed" in the same time. I went back to the original EP, and prefer EP much more than EPG.
Would this just be my experience as I constantly read the revel reviews on EPG? That said, I did understand that different strings suit different instruments and players.
Thats what I would say. Your instrument just prefers the normal Evah's. Nothing wrong with that at all
I found the EP Gold strings (A, D & G) to be probably the best strings ever on my 4 differently "voiced" violins, but I must add that this was with Peter Infeld platinum-plated E strings. I've had one of the violins for only 20 years, but the others for 60 and 70 - so they wore lots of other brands before EPGs came along.
Several people have noted that although the regular Evahs sound fantastic when you first put them on, they seem to fade rather quickly to sound only ordinary. The Golds are not quite as powerful but they are warmer and they seem to last for ages.
The Golds on my viola are still going after almost a year
I envy you Jake! My "better" viola could not tolerate the EP Golds, especially the C string. I had to go with low tension Dominant C and A (Weich and Pirastro Permanent D & G.
Though in fairness they have been dying recently. Funnily enough I have some normal EP to put on them, but am kinda afraid as I don't know how they'll sound
Well if its like on a violin then - loud! Which is why Evahs are commonly the string of choice at dealers ;)
EP Golds are a warmer, more complex-sounding string, which essentially means better projection than the EPs. The regular EPs can seem very loud under the ear, though.
It appears that I am an outlier. I am just wondering that no one went through the path from EP to EPG, and then back to EP, like me?
My girl just started using and fell in love with Evah Pirazzi. She's getting warmer tone and more projection. Practicing average of two hours a day, a month after, needs new A string. Ouch! Strangely, two places are worn and ready to break (one between the peg and fingerboard, another between the bridge and tailpiece).
It is not an EP problem, all synthetic A strings tend to be short-lived, due largely to (1) the weakest physically and structurally (thinner gauge and aluminum wrapping) among the wound strings (A, D, G), and (2) one of two more frequently played strings (E & A).
My violin did not like the EP Gold. The G string was quite dull and the E produced some weird noises. I thought they were uneven and overpriced, so I went back to Vision Titanium Solo. I also like Passiones, Warchal Brilliant, and Warchal Amber (which are gentler but extremely well balanced).
I have limited experience in Vision Ti Solo. The set I used most recently died out very quickly (~50 hrs), although they had been brilliant and sweet after initial breaking-in.
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