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D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set  

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D'Addario Prelude violin strings feature a solid steel core string that is excellent for students and amateur players. Durable Prelude strings are no...Read More

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Designed for beginning players, these strings are ideal for Piezo and magnetic pickups.

D'Addario Prelude violin strings feature a solid steel core string that is excellent for students and amateur players. Durable Prelude strings are not affected by temperature and humidity changes. Prelude replacement strings are bright, without the shrill sound of traditional steel strings, and are easy to bow. Great for classical, modern, jazz, and country music.


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D'AddarioPrelude Violin String Set
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will be back for more

By DoctorT

from Shepherdsville, KY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

    I bought this same set of strings for double the price at a music store near me. I will continue to use Musician's Friend from now on. Best prices anywhere.

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    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Was sent as a cheap replacement.

    By Steve

    from APO Germany

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cheap

    Cons

    • Cheap

    Best Uses

    • Fishing Line

    Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

    I purchased a mid-level Cremona Violin for my daughter to advance in. The Strings on it were Thomastik and more expensive with a synthetic core. One was damaged when the violin arrived. I placed a claim for replacement and got these substandard strings. First, they are steel core, which I was trying to get away from because of sound quality. Second, they simply are NOT what the original violin was supposed to come with.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good for the price

    By Spif the Mad Hatter

    from Fayetteville, NC

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

      I started playing a little over a year ago, and still consider myself a beginner. I chose these strings because I didn't want to invest too much into something I might give up later.

      The strings that originally came with the violin were garbage (you can't expect a whole lot from a beginner violin). I went into a shop in my town, and asked my buddy there what he would recommend. He suggested the Preludes, since they sounded way better than what I had, without shelling out a ton of $$$.

      Needless to say, these strings are pretty good. They hold their tune, break in really easily, and I got them for pretty cheap compared to other strings of the same quality. It's a deal you can't beat!!

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      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great, dependable steel string!

      By Fiddle&guitarman

      from Mars Hill, NC USA

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

        Preludes are a great, solid & dependable string for most student & intermediate users. I even have a set on one of my pro instruments, and they consistently produce a full, balanced tone. These strings are long-lasting and are made well, and I've used them for years as stock strings for the fiddles I repair and resell. I have yet to have one break from poor quality construction or manuafacturing flaw, so they are tough and last a long time. They are made with flat-wound stainless steel wrapped on a steel core, so they are noise-free and easy to play and will stay rust-free, as long as you keep them clean.

        When you first put a set of these on, they do tend to be a bit "raw" for a while, like most any string, but after a week or two they calm down and produce a lovely, strong, yet balanced tone that responds well to most styles of playing. These strings come hermetically sealed and color-coded, so installation is easy, even for a beginner.

        I highly recommend these strings as a top choice for the money invested, and they will bring out some great tones to most student and intermediate fiddles and will last for ages. Of course, if you want smoother, deeper tone you may want to go with something with braided or synthetic core (i.e., Thomastik Dominate, Superflexible, or D'Addario Helicores, etc.) but these Preludes will do just fine for most folks, especially if you are an intermediate or student player. Especially well-suited for bluegrass, old-time, or country fiddle! Just not much negative to say about them. Good, solid steel-core fiddle strings that last.

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        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fiddle Parts

        By Charlie

        from Eastern Kentucky

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • I could not use the tuner
        • Not Functional
        • Strings not work on tuner

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

        I did not know that the peg strings would not work with the tuners I purchased. Maybe you could have caught my novice mistake.

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