Aluminum coated strings revisited

Aluminum coated strings revisited

From time to time i’ve complained here about Al-coated A strings.
The Helicore A falls aparrt for me after about 4 weeks. Same with
Violinos and Vision Titaniums. Infeld Blue and Tzigane A strings
let go after about 6 weeks.

But the Evah Pirazzi A is still going strong after 2 months! Also the
Al-coated Spirocore E string went 6 months with no problems. It
never did fail, I just retired it.

Re: Aluminum coated strings revisited

I used to have that problem with the Dominant A. Now using Obligatos and the A is always fine.

Re: Aluminum coated strings revisited

I’ve always found Dominants very variable - sometimes they fall apart in a matter of weeks, sometimes they last months. I suspect it is something to do with how long and in what conditions they have been stored by the shop. Evahs always seem to last a lot longer. But at the momnet I am trying Warchals - cheaper than Dominants, with a tone very similar to Evahs, and so far they are holding together very well.

Re: Aluminum coated strings revisited

I’ve always used Evahs and Obligatos. I recently tried Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold Label strings, and they lasted even longer, plus the sound is remarkable.

Re: Aluminum coated strings revisited

I’m using Helicore heavy tension now - and the A string has lasted nearly
5 months with no signs of wear. Hugely better than my experience with
the medium Helicore - or maybe they’ve improved the design - who knows