Violin strings Pirastro Eudoxa

Pirastro Eudoxa violin strings are modern wound gut strings with low tension and a very warm, round sound.
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Violin strings Pirastro Eudoxa
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Pirastro Eudoxa violin strings are modern wound gut strings with a sheep gut core. They were the most popular strings before the arrival of synthetic core strings, but are even today very much still in demand. Eudoxa strings are made by hand in a traditional way. They are mainly very suitable for older instruments that benefit from lower tension strings.

  • Sheep gut core, polished winding
  • Balanced, warm sound with good possibilities for tonal variation
  • Low tension, comfortable for left hand
  • Ideal for orchestra, chamber music and studio recordings
  • Changing tension by 1/4 PM causes a tension change of 3%
  • The E string has a ball or loop end, the A string has a ball end and the D and G strings have a knot end.


The standard set consists of following strings:

  • E string: steel, aluminum wound
  • A string: gut, aluminum wound 13 3/4 (medium)
  • D string: gut, aluminum wound 16 3/4 (medium)
  • G string: gut, silver wound 15 3/4 (medium)


Extra options:

  • E string steel unwound: a more brilliant sound than the aluminum wound E string
  • D and G string stiff: a darker and more powerful sound than the regular version
E string core Steel, aluminum wound or unwound
A string material Sheep gut, aluminum wound
D string material Sheep gut, aluminum wound
G string material Sheep gut, silver wound

How to order?

  • Select in the first field the size of your instrument (if applicable).
  • In the second field you can choose the type of string. You can order a full SET or individual strings.
  • In the third field you can select the tension you would like, if applicable.

Ball or loop end?

E strings on a violin and A strings on a viola can come in two versions: with a ball end or with a loop end. The ball end string has a small ball at the end that you insert into your (finetuner) tailpiece. A string with a loop end has a small loop that fits over a small hook on the E or A string side of your finetuner tailpiece.

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Which tension?

  • Medium tension: this is the most used tension, because the manufacturer has taken it as a standard that works well for most instruments. If you're not sure which tension you need, always take medium tension.
  • Strong tension: thicker string, that usually sounds louder than medium tension but is less responsive and more difficult to play.
  • Light tension: thinner string that sounds slightly less loud, but usually is more responsive and easier to play.
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