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Fiddle Strings

Complete sets are listed in the sections below. Individual fiddle strings can be found in the Single Strings section. See also Violin.
Adamas Fiddle Strings
D'Addario Fiddle Strings
John Pearse® Fiddle Strings
Super-Sensitive Fiddle Strings
A set of fiddle strings is designed to fit a full sized fiddle. If you have a smaller instrument, you will need to look in our violin strings section. Sets of violin strings are available to fit many sizes of violin. A standard violin is 4/4 size. Common fractional sizes are 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, ½ and ¾. We carry fractional size violin strings suitable for all of these sizes. If the description of a set of violin strings does not specifically state that it is not 4/4 size, it is usually safe to assume that it is 4/4 size. Smaller sizes will have clear descriptions of their size.

“Fiddle” is the generic name for stringed instruments played with a bow. In common usage, it usually refers to a violin. The fiddle strings section of our website lists sets meant for a particular style of playing (fiddling). This can range from bluegrass to folk and many other styles. These sets are also commonly somewhat less expensive than those listed under violin. This is not to say that sets labeled “violin strings” are inherently better because they are more expensive than sets labeled “fiddle strings”. The tone of fiddle strings is usually much brighter than that of violin strings, which tend to be warmer sounding than fiddle strings. If you are not sure which you might prefer, it might be a good idea to try a set of each to see which kind of tone you like best on your fiddle.

The instrument usually referred to as a fiddle is a violin. The difference between the two is the style of music played on the instrument. Fiddle music is bright and rhythmic, whereas violin music is typically warm and smooth. Fiddles are used for a wide variety of folk music and traditional ethnic music around the world.

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