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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Functional (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great, dependable steel string!

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,...Read complete review

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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Was sent as a cheap replacement.

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...Read complete review

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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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great, dependable steel string!

By Fiddle&GuitarMan

from Mars Hill, NC

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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.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I will be back for more

    By DoctorT

    from Shepherdsville, KY

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    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.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very good for the price

      By Spif the Mad Hatter

      from Fayetteville, NC

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      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!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good product

        By Jardy05

        from Riverhead, new york

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

          This product are in good quality, it improve the sound.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good strings

          By Kurt

          from White Creek, N.Y.

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

            Bought these for my son who is teaching himself. Wanted equality strings that would not break the bank. D'Addario comes through again.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            very adequate strings, replacement for a broken string.

            By Howiecopywriter

            from New York, NY

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

              It was an adequate replacement string.

              (2 of 12 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.

               
              4.0

              I would buy again

              By tien

              from MO

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

                There are obviously better quality strings if you're willing to pay the price. However, these are good and serve their purpose. My 14-yo daughter needed extra strings for her HS orchestra trip to Disney. Have previously purchased this brand at a local music store for twice as much. Musicians Friend's pricing is great.

                 
                5.0

                Great for an NS WAV4

                By nb01

                from Cincinnati, OH

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                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set:

                    I got these to replace the factory strings on an NS WAV4 electric violin.
                    They immediately improved the sound and feel.
                    These are our new go-to for well-made but cheap violin strings, much like DAddarios are my to-go for well-made by cheap guitar strings.

                    (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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