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Need Help Tracing Viola String Set by Colors
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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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My color vision is not the best so I have included a couple of photos.  It is possible that it is a mismatched set.37BF52F3-6136-4B4A-98B0-8BA0EB612948.jpegImage EnlargerAD7DCBBC-AAA4-4C06-9956-173BB3E2982C.jpegImage Enlarger

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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.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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May 29, 2019 - 9:36 pm
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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.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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@cid    The colors are pretty accurate on my screen... the green is a lighter green but not as light as mint, is that what you see?

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This may be the answer for the C, G, and D:

http://www.watkin-violins.co.u....._Chart.pdf

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.

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@AndrewH .  I think you nailed it.  Thank you.

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

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@steveduf I see what you see and seem to have come uo with D’addario Prelude, like Andrew H for the C, G and D.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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