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Prim cello strings, especially D, G and C coupled with a Jargar A, are a very popular, inexpensive choice for student-grade instruments. As a violin string, they are favourites with fiddlers,being a good choice if you want a bright, edgy sound, easy response and a low price. (Available for cello. Ring to check stock levels for violin)
Violino (Pirastro – Germany)
This string is similar to the Obligato, with a warm, clear, almost bell-like sound. Though it lacks some of the complexity of the Obligato, it is also a little cheaper. The quality, response and evenness of tone is better than similarly priced or cheaper strings, and Violino tends to be very consistent in giving a good sound, regardless of the violin. These are lower-tension strings than Obligato and Pirazzi.
(Available for violin)
Piranito (Pirastro, Germany)
These are among the least expensive violin strings in the Pirastro range, but they have a reasonable sound for their low price, though the lower strings tend to be a bit dull. Piranito can be useful for small student instruments, including violin-sized violas.(Available for violin on request)
Vision (Thomastik-Infeld, Austria)
Visions are an excellent student string for those wanting an alternative to Dominants. These are suitable strings for beginner right through to advanced students, and can produce good, even exceptional results on some instruments. On others, they can sound a little bright. Generally the sound is not as complex as that of the Vision Titanium strings. Vision strings are currently cheaper than Dominant, and they are also available in fractional sizes.
(Available for violin and viola)
Prelude (D’Addario, USA)
These are affordable, beginner student-quality strings. They provide a reliable, long-lasting option for school and hire instruments, the A, D, G and C strings being generally hard-wearing and very stable. They are quite warm compared to strings in the same price bracket. (Available for violin, viola and cello)
Vision Titanium Solo and Orchestra (Thomastik-Infeld)
These are excellent professional-level strings, with a clean, rich, complex sound and good projection. They are very stable and settle in quickly. They compare well with the top-end Pirastro strings, sitting somewhere between the Evah Pirazzi and Obligato strings in tonal quality. The Solo strings have a more brilliant quality, while the Orchestral strings have a warm, less brilliant sound designed to blend well in orchestral or chamber music situations. These two brands are the closest to a Eudoxa/Oliv gut-style sound that Thomastik-Infeld has produced. (Available for violin)
Spirocore (Thomastik-Infeld, Austria)
These steel strings have a fairly bright sound, not unlike Chromcor, though slightly harder and with a little less warmth. As with other steel strings, they are very reliable, pitch-wise, and tend to keep their tone for a long time. The Spirocore “tungsten” cello G and C are a very popular, though expensive string for professionals and advanced students. They have a big, rich sound with good projection. The “silver” cello G and C strings have a brighter, edgier sound that the “tungsten” and are not so popular. Spirocore tungsten on the C&G is often mixed with the D&A of Larsen. (Available for violin, viola and cello)