Great Tips on the Best Violin Strings in the Market
Trying to master playing violins or are you already a pro? Well I have just an exciting article for you. The kind that helps you know the best strings that are out there in the market. I will also shed light more on the prices, the availability and a few more tips on what else you can check on.
First, it is good you identify the kind of violin strings that you want to use. There are 3 main types of strings. The Synthetic core, made to replicate the sound of Gut core strings but with a better tone and don’t need to much adjusting like Gut core strings. They are formed out of a durable synthetic product, Kevlar or Perlon, and then wrapped with aluminium or silver. When you buy a set of strings, most of them come with a steel violin E string. Metal string; they produce bright loud sound because they are made of steel and wrapped with silver, steel or titanium. Good thing about them is that they are always in tune because they are not affected by humidity or temperature. Gut core strings, best strings in terms of the sound they produce. They produce fine and rich sound, mainly because they are made from gut core and wrapped with silver. However they need frequent tuning because they are sensitive to humidity and temperature changes.
The most expensive strings are the Gut core strings, where by a set goes for as much as $300. Even though they are expensive, you need this especially if you are going for a performance or a recording. This is then followed by Synthetic cores, where the best strings in the market range from $90 to $150. They are good for professionals, for practice purposes and advanced students. The cheapest of all are the Metal strings, where they range from $10 to $50. They are best suited for beginners and students.
Several manufacturers manufacture these three major strings. If you want to buy synthetic core strings, consider buying them from the following manufacturers; Dominant, Thomastik, Pisrastro, Corelli, D’Addario and Larsen. If you want to buy Metal strings, consider buying from D’Addario, Thomastik, Jargar, Superflexible, Precision, Lenzner and Flexocor. Gut core strings are really delicate and there are a number of counterfeits out there, but the best manufacturers are D’Addario and Pirastro. All these manufacturers’ strings are readily available in major music and instrument shops as well as online from Amazon.
That is about it but there are a few more tips that I would like to let you know. Ensure you buy the correct size of strings for your guitar; other strings can’t work well with your violin. It’s always good to buy a full set of strings rather than buying from different manufacturers. Note that the E-string is either having a ball-end or has a simple wire loop at the tail end of each tail piece.
Well that’s about it from me, I want to wish you, my dear reader, great violin plays ahead and remember “It’s easy to play any musical instrument — All you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself”