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As a lot of you know, Mackenzie donates a lot of instruments to the schools.  I have been putting preludes on them at about $13 a pop(I buy 10 sets at a time). These are really cheap and don’t cost much at all, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with them.  They would be going on beginner violins96DC3413-79B3-4650-87CB-19E23C1C2DE4.jpegImage Enlarger

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If I were a student, I would scrounge nickel bottle deposits to get the $12 additional dollars to get a set of Ascente strings.  

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January 25, 2019 - 2:34 pm
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As long as the student is using steel core strings they are fine. I prefer synthetic core strings. Many beginners have a difficult time tuning at the pegs and must tune using the fine tuners. For this reason, steal core strings make better strings for pure beginners. Also because they are cheaper.
You should contact D'Addario to see if they'll offer you wholesale prices on bulk purchases based on your donations.

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