* The Perlon core provides the feel of traditional gut strings & stability under temperature & humidity changes
* Produces a warm, full-bodied sound
* When tuned and at full tension, are an octave lower than a regular set of violin strings.
* Preferred by professional violinists, musicians and serious students internationally
* Available only in 4/4.
Ever since I learned about the Octave Violin, I know I have to try at some point. I have an oversized violin that had been collecting the dust for quite some time. As the other people mentioned, I had to widen the grooves on the saddle and the slots on the tailpieces (luckily no re-drilling the hole on the pegs), but it's totally worth the trouble, in my opinion. The result - cello sound from my violin! I'll have to wait how long the set would last and how it plays in the long run, but for now, I'm quite happy that I finally got the set installed. The shipping took a while as the order was placed right around the international COVID lockdowns. Despite all the unusual challenges, the fiddleshop team was so helpful and diligent to make the delivery happen. Thanks!!
Great product, shipping, and service. I am astounded at how beautiful the sound is that now comes out of my student quality instrument. It was loud and brassy before, now it is so rich and mellow and deep! But I thought you just order the strings and put them on. Wrong! I had to get a new tailpiece and widen the fine tuners (my Wittner composite would not work), re-notch the bridge and nut for the fatter strings. Plus I had to carve out under the scroll to make room for the fat G and D strings. Also had to re-drill those two pegs. However, the result is wonderful. I think all fun-loving fiddlers (and serious violinists too), should make one of these. I am thrilled with these strings and my new octave violin.
My package was delayed due to unforseen circumstances but the email updates and communication were timely and I knew my strings were still on their way. I never felt like I had to chase them up for anything!
As always, a great experience - easy to order and fast shipping. My kit fiddle loves these octave strings! Thank you, Fiddlerman!
Love the deep rich tones they produce. Beautiful
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