Thomastik-Infeld Alphayue Violin Strings
The tone produced by Thomastik-Infeld Alphayue Violin Strings is clear and bright, although not as bright as a traditional steel set of student strings. For a string at this price point, the tone is warm and colorful, and the clarity is excellent.
One of the advantages of steel is its durability and resistance to atmospheric changes, but Alphayue strings combine this strength with the feel and playability of synthetic for a superior sound than traditional steel strings. Their lighter tension and supple feel make them a fantastic choice for student instruments as they are easier to play.
Student violinists are often saddled with poor projection. And although the problem often stems from improper bow holds or an instrument that needs adjustments, the strings also affect the amount of projection. This Alphayue set won’t help your violin sound soar over an entire orchestra, but the ease of playability and clear tones generate good projection and help students develop the bowing skills that will benefit their playing in the future.
The composition of the strings provides long-lasting staying power so that as a student, you won’t have to spend an excessive amount of your practice time re-tuning your violin. The composition is as follows:
- E-string: Tin plated steel
- A-string: Aluminum over a synthetic core
- D-string: Aluminum over a synthetic core
- G-string: Silver over a synthetic core