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Strings and shoulder rests for sale
Strings and shoulder rests for sale
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November 7, 2014 - 3:49 pm
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Hello there ...Mr Jim here ...

I have some part-used high-quality strings for sale. Me being me, I've gone through brand after brand in the quest for the 'best' sound, and as a result I have several sets of part-used strings which I figured might be of use to someone wanting to upgrade from a budget set, or change from steel core to synthetic core, or possibly try out a set of gut strings if you are already using synthetic core strings.

All the strings are in in very good condition, cleaned, and free from any damage.

So, here's what I have (complete sets), all normal gauge / tension, listed by make and type :

Synthetic core :

Corelli Crystal (1 set)
Corelli Cantiga (1 set)
D'Addario Zyex (1 set)
Pirastro Obligato (3 sets)
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold (2 sets)

Gut core :

Pirastro Passione (1 set)

I'm also including a free extra brand new E string in every set, just in case. The choice of extra E strings (all steel) is :

Pirastro Oliv (loop end) (1)
Pirastro Obligato Gold (loop end) (1)
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi (ball end) (2)
Peter Infeld P101PT (ball end) (1)
Lenzner Goldbrokat (ball end) (2)

I'm selling each set for 25% of the retail price for new, and I'll fund the shipping costs.

So, prices will be :

D'Addario Zyex                  £10
Corelli Crystal                 £11
Corelli Cantiga                 £12
Pirastro Obligato               £15
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold      £17
Pirastro Passione               £19

If anyone is interested, please email me at


PS - I'm putting the shoulder rests in a separate thread.

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November 7, 2014 - 4:11 pm
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sent you an email. coffee


Yes Jim, I'd like to get a set for my very old fiddle.
It originally had gut strings on it so I'm in for the:
Pirastro Passione (1 set) (Pirastro Passione               £19)
And this E string:
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi (ball end)

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein


November 7, 2014 - 4:18 pm
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But the big question, Mr Jim.. What ones did you eventually decide you personally like best?   Or is the quest still ongoing?

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman


November 7, 2014 - 5:45 pm
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Hi Daniel,

I think the Pirastro Passiones were the best yet.

I might try the Passione Solo. Reputedly they have a bit more punch (to match the extra cost!)

It's a long and expensive road, but it has to be travelled!

Mr Jim dancing

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November 9, 2014 - 11:45 am
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Try pirastro Tonica. They work well on my violin.

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