|d-3 gut/ aluminum||.88mm||.90mm||.92mm|
This is a single length violin string with a gut core and aluminum wire winding. The core for this string has been carefully seasoned and treated in the tradition of the Perfection Musical String workshop who first developed the Tricolore string in the early 20th century. It is knotted at the end with a leather washer.
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I love the heavy wound D. It is stable and great sound all the way up the neck.
Very much enjoying this d-string. Has a nice warm, mellow tone but still projects well. Though it’s been stretching and requires tuning every time I pick up the violin (I’ve had it on my violin for about 4 days), once tuned it stays in tune fairly well and becomes more stable every day.
I started using Tricolore a few years ago, after having used Pirastro Passione for a while, as well as having tried other gut strings (including some from Gamut). I was wary of using an all-gut string based on my experience with other gut strings, for several reasons, but these strings are superb. All the tone you would want, plus really good stability, easy playability all the way up the neck, and a singing tone that is wonderful. My violin is very picky about D strings, and this is the only one that has ever sounded good and blended nicely with the other strings.
The Tricolore Violin D-3 medium string is a pleasure to hear and play. It is dependable and consistent in mass throughout its length (consistent harmonics). In the past I have got very good usage from the Tricolore series, and I feel they are “kind” to my fiddle (in string tension).
This is my second set or tricolore strings from Gamut. The first set I got was the Heifetz set up with the plain gut D. This time I decided to go with the wound D. It has a very sweet and warm sound. Eudoxa has been my go to D for years but this will probably replace it. This string plays much easier in higher positions than the Eudoxa. You dont get the crushed string feeling with it. The Tricolore also is very responsive to bow pressure, which I like. It has a much wider range of color to work with. I cross tune alot, and even though Ive only had it on for a week it seems to be able to take it without too much re-tuning. Depending on its life span I will start using this as my go to D string.