Obligato Viola set
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Obligato Viola set
7 York Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EB
Pirastro Obligato Viola - The All-round Synthetic Core String
modern synthetic core strings
warm and brilliant sound
big and powerful tone
- Obligato strings have a core made from a modern synthetic multifilament fibre.
- Obligato strings sound warm and full, yet have a brilliant and focused tone.
- big and powerful tone
- excellent playability and response throughout the entire dynamic range
- excellent tuning stability
- absolutely insensitive to variations in temperature and humidity
- A-steel wound with aluminum
- D- and G-silver
- soft, medium and strong
- All straight strings are only available in medium gauge.
- All strings have a ball-end.
- The A- string has a removable ball.
- All Obligato strings are available in 4/4.
The core material of the string lines Evah Pirazzi Gold, Evah Pirazzi and Obligato consists of a new synthetic material that we have co-developed with our supplier and which we obtain exclusively.
We are convinced that this new core material is superior to other synthetic materials and steel, because:
- it offers an unmatched wide range of sounds,
- absolutely insensitive to variations in temperature and humidity, and
- it offers musicians an unknown dynamic range.
In combination with our newest production techniques we are now able to offer a new family of strings, which offer:
- a complex tone, rich with overtones;
- bring out finest nuances in pp and great depth in ff;
- great playability;
- outstanding response and
- outstanding tuning stability
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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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