Many brands have different gauges-- Goldbrokat has 27 and even 28 if you look around.
We'll try a Goldbrokat.
Personally, I love the basic Goldbrokat steel E. It's consistent, reliable, sounds great, and is under $2 each. Can't really go wrong with it.
I have learned to not trust even my own advice to myself when transferring string advice from one of my instruments to another.
(Not too dark, but leaning warm. A bit too gentle for *me*.)
Can happily use Goldbrokat, Hill, Oliv, Westminster E, Perpetual Platinum-plated E, Perpetual Cadenza, though all at 8kp or less (mittel or less) as I no longer favor thick Es-though it may work in reverse for many of you or your violins.
I do not do this with the Warchal strings that I consider to be pre-twisted.
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