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John Pearse® Violin Artiste Series Mezzo (loop end E), 3500

John Pearse® Violin Artiste Series Mezzo (loop end E), 3500
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By Lady H.
United States of America
Not for me.
September 24, 2021
I bought this set of strings because of the great reviews I've been reading. Especially about the loop-end E string not having the 'squeal' sound that other E strings have. Perhaps I received a faulty set, but my loop-end E string popped within the first few days. The "loop" part of the string snapped right in half (this was my first string set with a loop-end, so I purchased a 'hook' string adjuster especially for it). I'm disappointed that my E string broke, but, in the little time I had to play with this set, I wasn't pleased with the sound quality that these strings produced. Very piercing and sharp. I was thinking about changing the strings anyway, but when my E string snapped, it made up my mind for me. *haha* In the manufacturer's defense (and those reviewers that swear by these strings), I may have just received a bad set... but I'm not going to try them again.
By Carolyn
Best pricing. Beats Amazon
September 17, 2021
Don't be fooled by Amazon. Buy only from Just Strings.com and you will never need to worry about receiving cheap Chinese garbage. My Amazon "brand" strings (Pro Arte & Dominants) broke within days & were identified by a luthier as counterfeit strings with incorrect string wrappings. Just Strings.com has the best prices on strings, very reasonable shipping costs and you will receive what is shown on their website. Learn from my costly mistakes with Amazon.
  • Best pricing and authentic brand strings. Fast affordable shipping.
By Terry M.
good price--really like these
July 12, 2020
have used these on many violins i have --with good results
  • mellow smooth tone---and they have lasted well on each use
  • none on these strings--great for the price
By Tyson Y.
November 7, 2016
The string G needs to have better quality control.
By polimorfos
Pearse Artiste Violin Strings
May 16, 2014
Great strings at an incredible price.
By Andy
Excellent String
February 20, 2013
For years I have used Dominant strings because they were a string that I knew was worth the money and last for a long time, but tried a set of Artiste strings at my Luthier's recommendation and I may have found my new favorite string.
They have a nice mellow tone while still giving great projection for my particular instrument.
Great buy.
By Robert G.
John Pearse Strings
April 17, 2011
I am impressed with the strings. They sound great and last and last and are a real buy for the quality
By Clay S.
John Pearse Violin Artiste strings
August 16, 2010
I love the warmth and sweetness of these strings and feel they are better than comparable synthetics. I play bluegrass and old time and need to use alternate tunings. Artistes hold up to the abuse of retuning. The E string does not squeak when played open as some popular synthetics do. I have used Artiste only for 6 years. Great strings.
By Joe H.
June 21, 2010
Excellent strings!!
By Vincent P.
John Pearse Artiste strings
May 31, 2010
I love these strings. They are by far the warmest synthetic string made today.
By Hayal A.
John Pearse® Violin Artiste Series Mezzo, 3500
March 23, 2010
Great one.






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John PearseÒ Strings

"Thirty years ago, when John Pearse began to develop his unique string-making technology, the making of violin strings was pretty much of a hit and miss affair. To this day, he remembers toiling over long, wooden troughs of evil-smelling sheep intestines, the temperature up around ninety Farenheit, "combing" and "waulking" the fibers to prepare them for the stretching and twisting that would transform the unlikely looking stew into top-quality strings for the violin and viola. With all the care in the world, however, the discard rate for unacceptable strings was almost twenty percent. the waulking solution would be too acid, making the string brittle, or the lipid level was too high, causing the finished string to not hold a satisfactory torque.

In the intervening years, many manufacturers, John Pearse included, switched to Perlon for a core material because of the relative ease of working it--and its reliability. Good though Perlon is, however, it does not have the majesty of projection that one associates with the older gut strings.

Although players the world over accepted his Perlon core strings and endorsed them enthusiastically, John has never been satisfied. The thing that made gut strings so special was the fibroid construction that allowed the string to accept--and retain--a strong torque, giving it great projection, and an immediate response. There had, he reasoned, to be a way to manufacture a material that would have the same properties when placed under similar torque.

In mid-1992, after countless disappointments, he hit upon the present bonded molecule formulation--and made up a dozen or so prototype sets which were mailed to concert violinists the world over for their critical evaluation. the response was ecstatic! Three months later, the set, now dubbed the "ARTISTE", was added to our catalog, and made available on a limited production basis. Since then, its sales have soared and it is now the set de choix of soloists and symphonies worldwide.

It is the finest violin string in the world!"

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