TONICA strings have a core made from nylon. They produce a lively well-rounded sound, perfectly balanced across all four strings. With substantially reduced background 'hiss', players can sustain a more even tone helping to achieve smoother string crossings. Very easy response. Good projection and brilliance with warm sound. Due to their medium tension, Tonica strings are suitable for all instruments. Insensitive to variations in temperature and humidity. Gold Label steel E string gives a brilliant and powerful sound. The strings are made of the following materials; Gold E string : Steel A string : Nylon core, aluminum D string : Nylon core, sterling silver G string : Nylon core, sterling silver This combination is Pirastro's answer to Dominant strings. Many players who have installed Dominant strings also had their harsher E upgraded to the Gold Label E. This Dominant-Gold E combination provides a balanced tonal characteristic across all the strings yet has that much a sweeter E. Individual Gold Label E violin string is going for $12. All brand new and unused.
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