Violin strings Pirastro Obligato
Pirastro Obligato viola strings have a warm, full-bodied sound that tries to match the gut core sound. They have a somewhat lower tension, but nonetheless offer enough projection.
- Obligato strings have a core made from a modern synthetic multifilament fibre
- Obligato strings sound warm and full, yet have a brilliant and focused tone
- Big and powerful tone
- Excellent playability and response throughout the entire dynamic range
- Excellent tuning stability
- Absolutely insensitive to variations in temperature and humidity
The standard set contains following strings:
- E string: gold steel
- A string: synthetic, aluminum wound
- D string: synthetic, silver wound
- G string: synthetic, silver wound
- E string steel: more direct sound, less chance of whistling on open string
- A string chrome steel wound: powerful, more direct sound than aluminum wound, insensitive to sweat
- D string aluminum wound: warmer sound and thicker string than silver wound version
|E string core||Gold steel|
|A string material||Synthetic, aluminum wound|
|D string material||Synthetic, silver wound|
|G string material||Synthetic, 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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- 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.