Violas come in different sizes, sometimes requiring different lengths of strings. Length is not an issue for the plain gut strings, but can be an issue for the wound strings. It is important that the string has wire on the gut from bridge to nut and if the wire winding on the string is too short, the thread stocking will be over the nut and the fingerboard. This will result in bad tone and intonation and should be avoided. The Tricolore viola wound strings, silver and aluminum, have a length of 48cm from the end knot to the end of the wire / beginning of the stocking. If you measure your instrument from tailpiece to nut and find more than 48cm, please let us know and we can make longer strings for you.
This is a classic set of Tricolore strings just like the ones available to musicians during the mid-20th century.
- It is made up of:
- Tricolore plain gut a-1 with loop and washer
- Tricolore plain gut d-2 with loop and washer
- Tricolore silver wound gut G-3 with loop and washer
- Tricolore silver wound gut C-4 with loop and washer
The set is available in Light, Medium and Heavy gauges.
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This is a great set for getting a warm sound, without sacrificing power or projection. The A and D strings are so long that I had to cut some length off of the ends. The first G string I received with this set broke due to its shorter length (on my very large viola), but the replacement string sent to me works just fine. All of the strings, especially the lower strings, take a while to break in, but this is to be expected for any gut strings.
Great product, will be ordering again!