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So, I'm getting a 5-stringed fiddle (realist rv-5. Big surprise eh? But i'm looking for inputs in string purchase. I have only found one full 5 string set, but that didn't look very appealing (optimized for a electric fiddle) On my normal fiddle i use Evah Pirazzi. Not sure if those will be the optimal string for the rv-5 yet.
Anyway, i figure that the most logical way to approach it is to buy a full set of the string type i like, and a single C string, but since the C strings peg is the one closest to the fingerboard and the scale is that of a violin, not a viola, won't there be a buttload of string "left over"? Is it a good idea to cut it a bit to make it mor neat around the peg, or will that just mess up the wound of the string?
And also, people playing the rv models, what strings do you find good? They ship with Thomastik Infelds to my knowledge. Have any of you tried anything else?
I,ve just strung my viola as a violin by using a violin E.
I reckon that you could do the same sort of thing with a viola C. I don't think that cutting the end would be a problem.
From what I've been told recently violin and viola strings are the same thing apart from a little length.
Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of ..... What was I saying????
...Thomastik do a Vision Titanium C string specifically for a 5-sting violin with normal scale length.
I use that one, plus a set of standard Pirastro Obligatos.