String Review: Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold and No 1 E string vs Warchal Amber | Violin Lounge TV #254

by | Feb 7, 2017 | 4 comments

After using Warchal Amber for a while I’ve switched to Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold combined with the No 1 E string.

I’ve always love the warm and rich sound of the Ambers, but the Pirastro’s give me a better response on the (golden) G string and generally have a larger tone.

Watch this video for the full review:

Here’s where you can buy the strings I mention in the video:

Click here to buy Warchal Amber strings.
Click here to buy Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold strings.
Click here to buy Pirastro No 1 E string.

What are your favorite strings and why? What strings have you tried and how do they compare? Share it in the comments below!



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Product information


Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold
Full and warm sounding violin strings

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Pirastro No 1 E string
Wounded E string with a full and warm tone

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Warchal Amber
Gut like, rich and warm sounding violin strings

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  • Full tone
  • Warm sound
  • Durability


  • Full tone
  • Warm sound
  • Durability


  1. Myriam John -Hasse

    Thanks Zlata for sharing your experience wich these two strings. I used myself for the last 3 years c, g and d violastrings Solo Vision and the A string from Larsen, because m teacher rechnen it. It was a good large and full sound ,but I got encourage from your video to try other strings and experience more by myself. Also interesting that Instruments responde different and individuell to different strings. ..
    Thanks and God bless you. Myriam (Viola and Violine player) from Israel.

  2. Roy Nuff

    I love Pirastro Tonicas and haven’t tried much else. I like them because they have a perfect balance of warmth, brillance and projection. They’re great value for money, and they’ve worked well on every violin I’ve tried them on.

    • Violinist Zlata

      Thanks for sharing, Roy, Pirastro Tonica is indeed a good general string.


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