E-Strings

To give an outline of our available E-strings you will find below three charts comparing all plain and wound E-strings. They provide information concerning the material and gauge used for a particular set. In some cases we use the same wire for various sets, but not always in the same gauge. This outline will help you successfully find your preferred E-string.

 

Plain E-Steel Strings

MATERIAL

GAUGE (in mm)

PRODUCT

0.25

0.255

0.26

0.265

0.267

0.27

TIN-PLATED
CARBON
STEEL
(term used:
STEEL)

  • brilliant,
    powerful
    sound
  • very easy
    response
    medium       EUDOXA

soft
dünn

  medium
 
    strong
 
GOLD
    medium       OBLIGATO
    medium       VIOLINO
    medium       SYNOXA
    medium       ARICORE
          medium FLEXOCOR-
PERMANENT
    medium       PIRANITO

SILVERY STEEL

  • special carbon
    steel, tin-plated
  • very brilliant,
    powerful sound
  • very easy
    response
 

soft
(25.5)

medium
(26)
  stark
(26.7)
  PASSIONE
    medium
(26)
      PASSIONE SOLO
    weich
medium
  stark   EVAH PIRAZZI
    medium
(26)
      WONDERTONE SOLO
  medium         TONICA

STAINLESS
STEEL

  • big, noble and
    smooth sound
    up to the
    highest
    register
  • excellent
    response
  • long-lasting
    as it is not
    affected
    by hand
    perspiration
      medium     EVAH PIRAZZI GOLD
PLATIN-PLATED
CHROME STEEL
  • tremendous
    wealth of
    sound colors
  • abundant
    overtones
    based on a
    big and warm
    core sound
  • instant bow
    response
    26    26.7   PERPETUAL
    26    26.7   EVAH PIRAZZI
GOLD-PLATED
CHROME STEEL
(term used:
GOLDSTEEL)
  • brilliant,
    powerful
    sound
  • easy
    response

soft

dünn

  medium     strong OLIV
    medium       OBLIGATO
GOLD-PLATED
CARBON STEEL
(term used:
GOLDSTEEL)
  • very brilliant,
    powerful sound
  • very easy
    response
    medium (26)     strong (27) EVAH PIRAZZI
ADVANCED
STEEL
  • round,
    powerful
    sound
  • very easy
    response
    medium
(26)
  stark
(26.7)
  WONDERTONE SOLO
CHROME
STEEL
  • brilliant,
    well-balanced
    sound
  • easy
    response
  • long-lasting
    as it is not affected
    by hand perspiration
    medium       CHROMCOR

MATERIAL

0.25

0.255

0.26

0.265

0.267

0.27

PRODUCT

GAUGE (in mm)

Plain E-Gut Strings

Plain E-gut strings are polished with absolute precision across its entirety, the string has an exactly precise diameter throughout its entire length. This gives the musician the potential for perfect intonation. The sound is distinctively warm with an extended overtone spectrum available up to the highest register. At the peg end these strings are colored green and at the tailpiece end they do not have a knot.

MATERIAL GAUGE (in PM) PRODUCT
PLAIN GUT
(sheep gut)
  • brilliant and
    full sound in all
    registers without
    any sharpness
  • Plain gut strings
    have a different
    response behaviour
    than steel strings,
    hence the musician
    needs time to adjust.
11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4

 

CHORDA

Wound E-Strings

Due to their individual construction, wound E-strings differ a great deal in their sound characteristics. The following chart compares material, gauges, and sound and shows special features.

 

No.1

EUDOXA

TONICA

MATERIAL

coated carbon steel
core wound with a
very thin chrome
steel flat-wire

coated carbon steel
core wound with
aluminum

coated carbon steel
core wound with
aluminum

GAUGES

soft
medium
strong


medium
strong

 

medium
 

SOUND

warm, noble
and brilliant

very brilliant
and full

brilliant and full

RESPONSE

very easy, no
whistling of the
open E-string

easy

easy

SPECIAL FEATURE

not affected by
hand perspiration

 

 

Fractional Sized E-Strings

MATERIAL

GAUGE (in mm)

PRODUCT

0.26

0.27

0.28

0.29

0.31

TIN-PLATED
CARBON STEEL
(term used:
STEEL)

  • brilliant,
    powerful
    sound
  • very easy
    response
3/4 - 1/2         EUDOXA

 

3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8
 
 
 
EVAH PIRAZZI
  3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8     OBLIGATO
  3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8     VIOLINO
  3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8 1/16 - 1/32 3/4 - 1/2
aluminium
wound
 
TONICA
3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8 1/16 - 1/32     PIRANITO

CHROME STEEL

  • brilliant,
    well-balanced
    sound
  • easy
    response
  • long-lasting as it
    is not affected
  • by hand-
    perspiration
3/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/8
1/16 - 1/32
      CHROMCOR

Technical Information

Vibrating String Length

The vibrating string length, also called mensur, is the part of the string between bridge and upper nut.

If your instrument has a different vibrating string length, please send an email info@pirastro.com  for individual string recommendation.

SIZE

VIBRATINGS

STRING LENGTH

cm  inch
4/4 32,5 cm 12.80"
3/4 - 1/2 29,5 cm 11.61"
1/4 - 1/8 24,2 cm 9.53"
1/16 - 1/32 19,8 cm 7.80"