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Mack (steveduf’s daughter) and I are trying to track down a viola string set by color code. All of the strings are green except a red “a” string at the saddle. On the peg end, “c” is purple, “g” is red, “d” is yellow, and “a” is blue. She just got a viola with them, and likes them. If she likes them, I am willing to give them a try.
Thank you in advance.
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Well, I have Jargar, Obligato, Spirocore and Dominant viola strings here and none look like those. I suspect it is a set of C-D strings and a diffefent “A” strings. I will continue looking, but, more often than not, violin string color charts come up. I will keep looking. I suspect Fiddlerman will find out before I get back to you.
Maybe they are not a big name brand? They could still be good. Will let you know if I come up with anything. I stopped searching and looked at the viola strings I have to rull out. I have no strings with a yellow peg end.
I did some more snooping around.
I am not sure how accurate the colors are in the photo. But, if it is a little off, they could be D’addario Prelude C, G, and D.
Possibly, Jargar Forte A (but they don’t look like my Jargar set, ine are not Forte. Another possibility for the A string is the Super Sensitive Red Label A. Another possibility is a Prim A string. But, they don’t match exact with the color in the photo, but are possibilities.
This is the link I used. https://www.violin-strings.com.....Dchart.pdf
I used to be able to find one of these color charts that was done with actual photos of the strings. I can’t find it now.
Hope this helps.
This may be the answer for the C, G, and D:
This appears to be an older D'Addario string color chart; I believe the colors on this chart are accurate for old Zyex strings prior to their reformulation several years ago.
Note that short-scale viola Prelude strings from that time had greenish tailpiece end silks rather than the blue that is now seen on color charts. I would conclude that the C, G, and D strings are D'Addario Prelude strings dating from before the change in tailpiece-end silk colors.