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The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set 1/4 Size

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The String Centre's Series 50 Violin String Set is made of economical synthetic core strings, originally supplied with the Bellafina 50 series instruments. These strings produce a warm and powerful to... Click To Read More About This Product

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The String Centre's Series 50 Violin String Set is made of economical synthetic core strings, originally supplied with the Bellafina 50 series instruments. These strings produce a warm and powerful tone rivaling strings costing four times as much.

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The String CentreSeries 50 Violin string set
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Functional (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decent Violin string for the money!

Ordered a few sets of these strings on a whim, planning to fix up a couple of old 4/4 fiddles to resell and didn't want to put a LOT of money into strings. ...Read complete review

Ordered a few sets of these strings on a whim, planning to fix up a couple of old 4/4 fiddles to resell and didn't want to put a LOT of money into strings. These are a Perlon-core string, similar to Thomastik Dominant, which are pretty expensive compared to these.

First off, the quality of these strings surprised me, and they made these old fiddles really come to life. So, I put another set on one of my personal violins, and the tone that came from it was really sweet and deep, not harsh and tinny like I was expecting from cheaper strings. They have a nice "touch" too, and create a plesant "bite" when bowed lightly, and seem to be rather flexible, much more so than regualar steel fiddle strings.

The only negatives I would give them is the E string, which sometimes "squeals" a bit too much and is light and rather tinny. They are also a bit shorther than most 4/4 strings, which could cause a problem for longer-scale instruments. They come very simply packaged, in clear sealed cellophane liners with the string # designation printed on each with no other info, inside of a plastic pouch, so you are not paying more for fancy packaging. But, for the money these can't be beat, and they should work fine on most all fiddles.

Time will tell how durable they are, but they seem to be well-made and the ball ends are secure and solid, and the wrapping is nice and smooth. Of course, they won't get the tone and volume of Thomastik Dominants, but if you have a fiddle that seems a bit "raw and tinny" do yourself a favor and pick up a set of these strings - - I'll bet in most cases you'll see an immediate improvement in the tone of your instrument. For the $$ it's really a no-brainer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok strings but break.

Bought set in Sept. 2016 have used about 20 hours and by mid Nov., when opened case, A string broken.

Bought set in Sept. 2016 have used about 20 hours and by mid Nov., when opened case, A string broken.

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3.0

Ok strings but break.

By me

from Tx

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

      Bought set in Sept. 2016 have used about 20 hours and by mid Nov., when opened case, A string broken.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent product for the price

      By Kenny Clark

      from Pomeroy, Ohio

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

        I a professional guitarist but I'm still learning about violin strings......these feel just fine on my fingertips. They seem to produce an adequate tone when I bow correctly.....but remember I'M NEW AT THIS....SO I HAVEN'T FIGURED IT ALL OUT YET! I bought them because they were very inexpensive. As I get better I'll try more expensive strings to see if there is a marked difference or not.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Oh, how I LOVE them!!!!!

        By Judy

        from Temple, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • No Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

        I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of sound, changing from student strings to the Series 50 Violin strings.....I am very pleased.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        instructions to install

        By Derf

        from Ohio

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Hard To Install For Novic

        Best Uses

          Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

          install instructions included would help novice

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Series 50 Violin String Set

          By bgscott123

          from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

            These strings are being used to teach a beginner. They have great tone and are of good quality.

            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great value

            By slowsuki1

            from missouri kansas city

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

              these are great strings for the money, have tried other brands of cheap perlon strings with no luck, but the 50 series are a winner.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best deal on the planet

              By Sean Clark

              from Nutley, NJ

              Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

              My search for affordable synthetic cores strings to put on my violin ended when I found these. I am a long time guitarist learning to play the violin on a student model. I didn't want to string it with $85 strings when the violin was $100 when I bought it, and I don't care for the sound of steel core strings. So for $10.99 I may have gotten the best deal on the planet and they improved the sound of my instrument tremendously!

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Better than strings costing lots more!

              By TD

              from San Antonio, Tx.

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

                Excellent for practicing.

                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Series 50 Violin String Set Purchase

                By Booger

                from Waco Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Very Good Cost

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

                  Good product. I had reservations with the price being so low; however, after playing them for awhile I have decided to see how long they continue to hold the good sound!

                  (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Decent Violin string for the money!

                  By Fiddle&guitarman

                  from Mars Hill, NC USA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • A Little Shorter Than 44

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about The String Centre Series 50 Violin string set:

                  Ordered a few sets of these strings on a whim, planning to fix up a couple of old 4/4 fiddles to resell and didn't want to put a LOT of money into strings. These are a Perlon-core string, similar to Thomastik Dominant, which are pretty expensive compared to these.

                  First off, the quality of these strings surprised me, and they made these old fiddles really come to life. So, I put another set on one of my personal violins, and the tone that came from it was really sweet and deep, not harsh and tinny like I was expecting from cheaper strings. They have a nice "touch" too, and create a plesant "bite" when bowed lightly, and seem to be rather flexible, much more so than regualar steel fiddle strings.

                  The only negatives I would give them is the E string, which sometimes "squeals" a bit too much and is light and rather tinny. They are also a bit shorther than most 4/4 strings, which could cause a problem for longer-scale instruments. They come very simply packaged, in clear sealed cellophane liners with the string # designation printed on each with no other info, inside of a plastic pouch, so you are not paying more for fancy packaging. But, for the money these can't be beat, and they should work fine on most all fiddles.

                  Time will tell how durable they are, but they seem to be well-made and the ball ends are secure and solid, and the wrapping is nice and smooth. Of course, they won't get the tone and volume of Thomastik Dominants, but if you have a fiddle that seems a bit "raw and tinny" do yourself a favor and pick up a set of these strings - - I'll bet in most cases you'll see an immediate improvement in the tone of your instrument. For the $$ it's really a no-brainer.

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