$ 41.35 $ 38.00
$ 41.35 $ 38.00
Silver wound/synthetic core, Item: PI04
PI strings provide a wide range of tonal colors, superior bow response, great power and projection & an easy left hand feel
This is usually my favorite D.
As others have written, warm, superior tone, great response, fast break-in.
However, a couple of times I've gotten strings that don't quite perform as well as others. This last set I got is markedly flat and brash, not the sound I've come to expect from PI. These strings are expensive enough that ordering multiples to get one that sounds right is not really an option.
I really like these strings! They "break in" quickly and you don't need to wait long. Great tone, warm sound and they respond quickly!
My instrument is an 1820 Panormo. I have experimented with medium to heavy gut strings for about a year; with Pirastro Olives; with Passione; with Pirastro Gold, Evah Pirazzi, etc. In terms of heavy to lighter strings, I have always found the Evah Pirazzi too heavy. If you want to pound the instrument with concentrated force, as many soloists do these days, and never play softer than a MF, I guess they are good strings.
But of all these strings listed above, I have found the Peter Infeld strings to be the best combination of: quality of sound first and foremost, projection and power, overtones, and string ring. You can always find a violin or bow that does one or two things well, but to find the best compromise of many qualities desired... it is difficult. In terms of the most qualities I can find in one kind of string... Peter Infeld is it.
I noticed a big difference in sound when I put the new strings on. I have a Gusset violin made in 2011. Very satisfied.
Concord service is super fast.
I bought a full set of PI strings, with the Platinum E. The E was the first string to go on my daughter's violin. The sound is full and beautiful. However, it squeaks like crazy when she plays repeated string crossings, for example in the Bach E Major Prelude. Her teacher tried too; there's no way to play that piece without the squeaking on that string. We will take it off and try the steel E.