$ 17.59 $ 8.99
$ 17.59 $ 8.99
The Warchal Amber Violin E string is an innovative new string featuring Warchal's unique patented spiral design. The sound is silky, with great resonance and warmth, even in double stops and chords; blends well with steel, synthetic and gut core. Warchal's solution increases the longitudinal elasticity of the string, which results in a significant sound improvement, and whistling is totally eliminated. Amber Violin E String Helix Design
Whistling. That maddening bane of playing on the E-string for which I have never gotten a satisfactory answer from my teachers about what causes it, and most importantly, how to NOT do it, other than switching entirely to viola. I have even heard it happen to world-class soloists.
These are the only non-wound E strings I have tried that do not whistle. Period.
I have used both the medium and forte tensions, the latter for a violin that needs a bit more oomph up high, which the forte gives it. They are both excellent with a warm sound and nice feel under the fingers. They are also made of stainless steel which makes them corrosion resistant and very long lasting. The little plastic tubes that go on the bridge are actually tough enough that they are not cut through immediately upon installation like those on other brands. They are now my go-to E strings.
I started using the Warchal Amber E some time ago. It was the first Warchal string I tried, and I've never switched to others. (I did try the Warchal Timbre E, which seems just about identical.. so I consider it just another. They have a sweet powerful sound (on my violin), NEVER whistle and have a soft feel under my fingers. They are now my standard E string.
Like all E strings, the seem to react a bit to temperature, so they need to be retuned when you change environment. Again, similar to other E's it's best to clean off any caked rosin from the contact area which I find causes the natural harmonic to be a bit flat, but returns to normal when cleaned.
Was skeptical at first of the "anti-whistle" technology and what sacrifices had to be made to achieve it, but I love this string (previously using the Evah Pirazzi Gold E string). Balances well with my Vision Titanium/Solo setup, makes double-stops easy, sings beautifully and has a brilliance and resonance I wasn't experiencing beforehand with the EPG E, although I'm not sure if that's due to the string going false or the string itself.