Peter Infeld Violin 4/4 String Set with Platinum Plated E String - PI100
Peter Infeld Violin 4/4 String Set with Platinum Plated E String - PI100

Peter Infeld Violin 4/4 String Set with Platinum Plated E String - PI100

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Thomastik Peter MSRP: $203.99
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 The Infeld Violin system affords the player a list of advantages:

  • suitable for old and new instruments.
  • relatively insensitive to excess humidity.
  • strings settle in quickly, stabilising early on in the string's life for concert use.
  • low overall tension on the instrument produces an open, transparent sound.
  • very responsive to different playing techniques, lending itself to various interpretative approaches.
  • large and full sound, making the string sets suitable for soloists and chamber music players.
  • good purity of open fifths, even when strings are older.
  • excellent response in all positions.
  • the set emphasises the innate tonal characteristics of each violin, making instrument adjustment easier.

The central problem is that some violins react very sensitively to various thicknesses of E string. Our recommendation when changing strings is to start with the E string. The E string provided with the set represents a good choice for the majority of instruments. (Incidentally, the E string's ball end can be removed by finger pressure, so that the string can be used with a ball end or loop end as required). Now the G string should be changed, then the D string and finally the A string.

Technical Characteristics:

There are two kinds of E strings. The gold-plated E strings are manufactured using a special process, which considerably improves their performance and sound in relation to conventional gold-plating methods. The 'silver' E strings are galvanized, which allows their sound characteristics to come to the fore unimpaired. The rest of the strings have a composite core, which fulfills all the functional characteristics expected of a great string. The first winding of the string consists of a alloy which actually occurs in Nature, which is why it is designated as 'Natural Alloy'. Already centuries ago this type of alloy was regarded as having special properties. The G string is wound in pure silver, assuring optimum density. The A and D strings are wound with an alloy called hydronalium, which makes for good bow contact and excellent balance between bowing noise and resultant string sound.