Thomastik-Infeld Alphayue Violin Strings
Recently, Thomastik-Infeld, an undisputed leader in string innovations for almost a century, released their new Alphayue violin strings. Manufacturing hand-crafted strings in Vienna since 1919, their latest synthetic contribution provides violin students with a responsive string that delivers warm clarity and long-lasting durability. Highly resistant to climate and temperature change, Alphayue violin strings are particularly suited for beginning to intermediary students.
The tone produced on Alphayue strings is clear and bright, although not as bright as a traditional steel set of student strings. And 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're easier to play as well. 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
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.
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 affect the amount of projection too. 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.