Strings for Electric Instruments

The correct string for your electric instrument depends upon the type of pick-up being used, with a choice between electro-magnetic and piezo-electric pick-ups. Magnetic pick-ups are mainly used with guitars and with these sorts of pick-ups, ferro-magnetic strings (those which contain nickel and stainless steel) should be used only.

On the other hand, piezo-pickups are used with electric instruments such as Yamaha Silent Violins™. For these instruments, you should choose strings with a wide variety of colors and a large overtone spectrum.

 

FOR VIOLIN

  • EVAH PIRAZZI synthetic core strings:
    These strings are suitable for a wide variety of playing styles because of their powerful sound and rich overtone spectrum. Please read the statements of musicians to find out more.
  • CHROMCOR steel strings:
    Fiddlers such as Natalie McMaster particularly recommend the bright, clear and penetrating sound of these strings.
     

FOR VIOLA

  • EVAH PIRAZZI  synthetic core strings:
    These strings are suitable for a wide variety of playing styles because of their powerful sound and rich overtone spectrum. Please read the statements of musicians to find out more.
  • CHROMCOR steel strings:
    These strings are popular amongst musicians due to their bright, clear and penetrating sound.
     

FOR CELLO

  • EVAH PIRAZZI GOLD steel strings:
    clear, full and focused sound with character
  • EVAH PIRAZZI  steel strings:
    penetrating sound and enormous expressive power
  • PERMANENT steel strings:
    direct and brilliant sound, short decay
     

FOR DOUBLE BASS

In general, all of our contrabass strings are suitable for piezo-electric pick-up while the synthetic EVAH PIRAZZI and OBLIGATO strings are especially suitable. Their technical versatility – both for arco and pizzicato – makes these strings an excellent choice.