Amber Viola D String
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Amber Viola D String
7 York Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EB
The Amber set has been developed with the aim of achieving the sound quality of the best gut strings without any tuning instabilities. The set features W-Core®, a completely new core material developed by Warchal's Research & Development team.
Building on the success of the Amber set for violin Warchal has now released the Amber set for viola.
Violists can now benefit from Warchal's unique invention. Featuring two A string options: metal and synthetic. The metal core A string benefits from Warchal's helix design which gives the metal core exceptional elasticity and results in a new level of sound quality. The synthetic core A string and the rest of the set uses the new W-Core® material.
Viola strings are available in two scales.
- Medium Vibrating Length 14“ – 15“ (36 – 38 cm)
- Long Vibrating Length 15“ – 15.75“ (38 – 40 cm)
Please note that we don‘t state body size but vibrating string length. For instruments with exactly 38 cm vibrating length we advise choosing our medium size viola strings.
To avoid damaging strings it is essential that Warchal viola string sizes are chosen according to the vibrating string length of your instrument and not its body length. The vibrating string length is the distance between the bridge and the nut. We find that the majority of violas have a Medium vibrating string length.
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What does ball/loop mean?
Some violin E strings and viola A strings come with the option of Loop-end, meaning they are designed for use with hook-type E fittings on tailpieces without a top string fine-tuner. Most student instruments require a ball-end string. Some string manufacturers now product removable ball end strings, and cello strings are all ball-end. Gut strings often have knotted ends.
What is gauge / tension?
Gauge refers to the thickness, or diameter, of the string. The greater the string’s diameter, the heavier it is, affecting tone and response to finger pressure and bowing. Tension is the horizontal force on a string between the nut and the tailpiece. Tension is also affected by the types of metals a string is wound with.
Medium tensions are the most popular choice. These strings are designed to bring a balanced response and tone.
Light or weak strings are thinner, so less tension is required to bring them to pitch. If your violin has a naturally heavy or dark sound quality, you might use light gauge strings to brighten the tone.
Heavy or strong strings require greater tension and they are less responsive but can create a more nuanced tone.
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