This is a single length steel violin e-1 string. The steel wire with which this string is made was purchased from the Perfection Musical String workshop who first developed the Tricolore string in the early 20th century. It has a gauge of .26mm and is available with a loop- end only. The steel in this string is an old style of lo- carbon type with a tin coating. This type of steel was widely used in the early 20th century for musical instruments and was sometimes referred to as "mandolin wire" because it has a softer, rounder tone than higher-carbon steel. The end of the string is wound with thread and wire so that it holds securely on the peg.
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My absolute favorite E string! Clear tone and balanced well with the other strings.
Nice clean sound! Blends well with the heavy gauge set (wound gut g, wound gut d and plain gut a).
I do really like this E string though. It is sweeter and louder than I expected. The one main concern I have is that it seems not to settle as quickly as I am used to with steel strings. Also where as it is a great E string I do not feel it blends perfectly with the plain gut A. This could be due to the natural brightness of my violin or the fact that steel will never blend perfectly with gut. Either way I think it is the best fit for this set and I do not plan on changing it any time soon. I would recommend this string above the Goldbrokat.