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E-Strings

To give an outline of our available E-strings you will find below three charts comparing all plain and wound E-strings. They provide information concerning the material and gauge used for a particular set. In some cases we use the same wire for various sets, but not always in the same gauge. This outline will help you successfully find your preferred E-string.

 

Plain E-Steel Strings

MATERIAL

GAUGE (in mm)

PRODUCT

0.25 0.255 0.26 0.265 0.267 0.27

TIN-PLATED CARBON STEEL
(term used: STEEL)

  • brilliant, powerful sound
  • very easy response
    medium       EUDOXA

soft
dünn

  medium
 
    strong
 
GOLD
    medium       OBLIGATO
    medium       VIOLINO
    medium       SYNOXA
    medium       ARICORE
          medium FLEXOCOR-
PERMANENT
    medium       PIRANITO

SILVERY STEEL

  • special carbon steel, tin-plated
  • very brilliant, powerful sound
  • very easy response
 

soft
(25.5)

medium
(26)
  stark
(26.7)
  PASSIONE
    medium
(26)
      PASSIONE SOLO
    weich
medium
  stark   EVAH PIRAZZI
    medium
(26)
      WONDERTONE SOLO
weich medium stark       TONICA

STAINLESS STEEL

  • big, noble and smooth sound
    up to the highest register
  • excellent response
  • long-lasting as it is not affected
    by hand perspiration
      medium     EVAH PIRAZZI GOLD
PLATIN-PLATED CHROME STEEL
  • tremendous wealth of sound colors
  • abundant overtones based on
    a big and warm core sound
  • instant bow response
    26    26.7   PERPETUAL
    26    26.7   EVAH PIRAZZI
GOLD-PLATED CHROME STEEL
(term used: GOLDSTEEL)
  • brilliant, powerful sound
  • easy response

soft

dünn

  medium     strong OLIV
soft   medium     strong OBLIGATO
GOLD-PLATED CARBON STEEL
(term used: GOLDSTEEL)
  • very brilliant, powerful sound
  • very easy response
    medium (26)     strong (27) EVAH PIRAZZI
ADVANCED STEEL
  • round, powerful sound
  • very easy response
    medium
(26)
  stark
(26.7)
  WONDERTONE SOLO
CHROME STEEL
  • brilliant, well-balanced sound
  • easy response
  • long-lasting as it is not affected
    by hand perspiration
    medium       CHROMCOR
MATERIAL 0.25 0.255 0.26 0.265 0.267 0.27 PRODUCT
GAUGE (in mm)

 

Plain E-Gut Strings

Plain E-gut strings are polished with absolute precision across its entirety, the string has an exactly precise diameter throughout its entire length. This gives the musician the potential for perfect intonation. The sound is distinctively warm with an extended overtone spectrum available up to the highest register. At the peg end these strings are colored green and at the tailpiece end they do not have a knot.

 

MATERIAL GAUGE (in PM) PRODUCT
PLAIN GUT (sheep gut)
  • brilliant and full sound in all registers without any sharpness
  • Plain gut strings have a different response behaviour than steel strings, hence the musician needs time to adjust.
11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4

Chorda

CHORDA

 

Wound E-Strings

Due to their individual construction, wound E-strings differ a great deal in their sound characteristics. The following chart compares material, gauges, and sound and shows special features.

 

 

 

No.1

 

EUDOXA

 

TONICA

MATERIAL coated carbon steel core wound with a very thin chrome steel flat-wire coated carbon steel core wound with aluminum coated carbon steel core wound with aluminum
GAUGES soft
medium
strong

medium
strong
soft
medium
strong
SOUND warm, noble and brilliant very brilliant and full brilliant and full
RESPONSE very easy,
no whistling of the open E-string
easy easy
SPECIAL FEATURE not affected by hand perspiration    

 

Fractional Sized E-Strings

 

MATERIAL

GAUGE (in mm)

PRODUCT

0.26 0.27 0.28 0.29 0.31

TIN-PLATED CARBON STEEL
(term used: STEEL)

  • brilliant, powerful sound
  • very easy response
3/4 - 1/2         EUDOXA

 

3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8     EVAH PIRAZZI
  3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8     OBLIGATO
  3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8     VIOLINO
  3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8 1/16 - 1/32 3/4 - 1/2
aluminium
wound
TONICA
  3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8     SYNOXA
3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8 1/16 - 1/32     PIRANITO

CHROME STEEL

  • brilliant, well-balanced
    sound
  • easy response
  • long-lasting as it is not
    affected by hand per-
    spiration
3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8
1/16 - 1/32
      CHROMCOR

 

Technical Information

The vibrating string length, also called mensur, is the part of the string between bridge and upper nut.

 

INSTRUMENT

SIZE

VIBRATING STRING LENGTH

cm inch

Violin

4/4 32,5 cm 12.80"

3/4 - 1/2

29,5 cm 11.61"
1/4 - 1/8 24,2 cm 9.53"
1/16 - 1/32 19,8 cm 7.80"
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