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$ 101.72 $ 88.00
Combination Violin Set; Item: V4
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold A, D and Silver G with choice of E String
Beautiful tone, clear tone with the Evah Pirazzi Gold's and Concord has the best prices and best service in the country. I recommend highly
I ordered Evah Pirazzi gold G(silver), D, and A strings for my violin(1950 Italian) - I use Goldbrokat brassed E string. I was using Timbre from Warchal which I loved, but it was too costly and taking too long to receive from Europe with regular postal service. I also tried PI(too high tension), Passione(didn't stay in tune and too bright), Jargar(neutral, not enough character), and Il Canone(too harsh and the surface has too much texture to shift!) on the same violin. Strings didn't take that long to settle(less than two days to stay in tune and about a week for a better tone). They have a rich but clear tone. They sustained great quality of sound for 4 months, at least - I change my strings only twice a year, so this can be different from person to person. I think G strings can have a little more clarity in my opinion. I think Evah Pirazzi Gold is a great substitute for Timbre. Concord music shipping used to be magically fast(from NY to west Michigan), but it takes a few more days due to COVID. I don't complain about their shipping. Everyone is struggling with the delivery including USPS.
I much prefer this set to the standard Evah Pirazzi which I find too brittle sounding and high-tension for my violin. Obligato was nice, but I wanted something with a bit more punch. I strongly recommend this version of the set, with the Silver G. The Gold G has an interesting behavior where it has a slightly gut-like delay to the start of the sound. While the tone color is certainly fascinating, that delay makes it difficult to play next to the regular D string. I tried it for a week or two but it annoyed me too much and I went back to the standard Silver G. The only drawback is that upon degrading, they become very "crunchy" sounding, and it isn't really much of a smooth falloff either. Keep them on long enough and play them past the point of no return, and instead of just becoming indistinct and soft like other brands, these things can sound terrible.
We had a defective G silver string. Concord forwarded it to the US Pirazzi dealer, and the dealer replaced the entire set at no cost to us. Very impressed with their service.
Wanted to like this string as I have been a hesitant fan of the original Evah Pirazzi's (loud and tense but without a lot of warmth or color) and also like PI's but they're very expensive. Hoped this would be a good balance between the two but have never struggled so much with a G string before. Had a lot of difficulty playing parts of Wieniawski Polonaise in D and Zigeunerweisen that resolved upon changing strings. May be a good string for some but definitely not all.