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Violin String Comparison Chart
A Violin String Chart From Fiddlershop
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March 4, 2021 - 6:08 pm
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Many questions are asked about string sounds. Fiddlershop has a Violin String Comparison Chart on their site. I am providing a link for you here. 

Violin String Comparison

Remember, instruments and instrumentalists differ, but this is a good start.

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The Fiddlershop chart differs from the Shar chart. Notably, it places Tonica as being warmer than Dominant, whereas the Shar chart shows the opposite. There is also substantial divergence in all the Vision strings, as well as Evah Pirazzi Gold, Zyex, and several other brands.

 

There is also some divergence of both charts from the one at Violin String Review.

 

Most likely this reflects testing by different people on different instruments.

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Is there any similar chart for viola strings somewhere ?

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@wtw, it is on a competitor's site. Google Viola string comparison chart and you will find it.

We don't post links of competitor's sites. 

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It didn't occur to me until a week ago that I could do the usual thing of downloading and uploading just the picture. This is probably acceptable practice. This is a competitor's chart, so you can get a slightly wider/different viewpoint: -

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And here's fiddlershop's link again for easier comparison than going back to the OP: - https://fiddlershop.com/pages/.....comparison

But Fiddlershop's link is interactive, so I don't know how to post a picture here.

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Mouse said
@wtw, it is on a competitor's site. Google Viola string comparison chart and you will find it.

We don't post links of competitor's sites. 

Thanks Cynth. Yes I completely agree. Would prefer not to have links to competitors though I feel the forum in itself isn't picking sides. The users are. :)

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It didn't occur to me until a week ago that I could do the usual thing of downloading and uploading just the picture. This is probably acceptable practice.

And here's fiddlershop's link again for easier comparison than going back to the OP.

https://fiddlershop.com/pages/.....comparison

Our comparison chart was done without looking at anyone else's chart. We spent a lot of time doing it. Another difference is that you can click on each individual string to get more information. 😁

I won't object to the Shar advertisement in this case since most people know about Shar anyway. But moving forward, if it has advertisement on it, I prefer not for you to post it. Thanks for keeping it in mind as I know that you reached out.

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Fiddlerman said

I won't object to the Shar advertisement in this case since most people know about Shar anyway. But moving forward, if it has advertisement on it, I prefer not for you to post it. Thanks for keeping it in mind as I know that you reached out.

  

I have now edited the picture to remove their name and the prices. I apologise for not thinking about this in the first place.

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