Optima Goldbrokat PREMIUM E (green box)

Edited: November 20, 2022, 12:51 PM · Looks like Lenzner has a premium line of e strings, in green envelopes. Has anyone compared to the standard, or found differences between one coating and the next? StringZone carries steel, brass, and gold.

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November 20, 2022, 4:28 PM · I've tried them and they all sound like wire. The coated E strings are rubbish cause the coating wears off pretty fast.
November 20, 2022, 5:08 PM · I just stuck with their regular original plain steel E. Less than $2 a string and works in nearly all situations!
November 20, 2022, 5:09 PM · I like them, specifically the gold, which I generally use on one of my instruments. I find then similar to the regular goldbrokat e (which I also like) but a bit warmer, and maybe a bit lower tension.
November 20, 2022, 7:41 PM · I have tried all four versions, steel, premium, brass-, and gold-plated. It is probably the cheapest gold string, for those that prefer that. The gold wears off quickly from the first half of the string, but that also happened with a more expensive gold- string. The brass-plated version seems like a good compromise. the regular steel is probably the cheapest quality E-string. My pseudo-scientific suspicion is that the sound and response depends a lot on the electrochemical adhesion of the rosin to the metal. Maybe plain carbon steel is best? -- It just corrodes quickly. The violin is a wooden box that amplifies the signal that it gets from the bridge. It doesn't care what the string is made out of.
November 21, 2022, 2:08 AM · What's the difference between the premium steel E string and the regular steel string besides about 70 cents? I've always wondered about that.


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