The Warchal Amber Violin E string is unique. Warchal have managed to significantly increase the elasticity of the E string which is why the Amber E string is still resonant, but at the same time gives a silky sound which blends perfectly with synthetic or gut strings. The difference is amazing, particularly in forte dynamics. The Amber E keeps its warm sounding character even in double stops and chords. Whistling is totally eliminated.
You might have noticed that there haven’t been many significant changes to metal violin E strings during their entire 100 year history. They are made of steel wire, either plain or wound. Some are plated with various metals. However, none of these string types solve the major flaw of the current E string – the very low longitudinal elasticity. This is why E strings differ from the rest of the synthetic or gut strings set. They are more or less metallic sounding, sometimes harsh and can whistle. The lack of longitudinal elasticity of conventional E strings is felt mostly in the lower positions, where the vibrating part of the string is longer.
The Warchal Amber violin E string is available with a loop or ball end and in medium or hard. Also available as part of a complete set.
NB : FORTE HAS A MORE ‘OPEN’ WOUND ‘SPRING’ – IT IS NOT FAULTY