Edited: November 13, 2022, 12:48 PM · Prompted by recommendations on this forum I recently ordered a set of Ticolore strings when I again found myself retuning my Eudoxa A every five minutes.

I am truly grateful to the folks who recommended Tricolores here. Their marketing appears to be a little clumsy and I would never have found them without your help.

After less than 2 weeks I could practice for an hour with very little tuning trouble. And even on the following day they require only minor adjustments.

To be honest there is a price: the two unwound middle strings tend to whistle. I need to put my fingers down firmly on them the way I learned decades ago. Plus if a finger working on a neighboring string touches them ever so slightly you will hear that. However, in the only four weeks I have been playing them I have gotten this almost entirely under control.

I like their sound; I would call it a little more extravert than Eudoxa's; I also suspect they project somewhat stronger.

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November 13, 2022, 1:58 PM · I also have been converted to gut strings based on the recommendations of the experts here on If your not loving the Tricolore plain gut D you may want to try their aluminum wound D or Academie gimped D-string. They are both quite nice sounding and easier to play.
November 13, 2022, 2:44 PM · Aluminum or silver-wound on the D. And the wound A is really beautiful as well.

Another option: try light-gauge instead of the usual medium. Sometimes that works miracles.

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