I looked this up as well. My new fiddle had a bad A sring at C# it. I was unable to find out what strings they were from the various color charts. I got a set of Dadirrio Prelude at the local toy store and put on the new A.
I was concerned about balance so I put on the entire set; besides I had never changed violin strings and the first person I talked to acted like it was rocket sicence so the gauntlet had been thrown. This turned out to be a non issue since my travails with the five-string short string usually ended in bloodshed (mine). Fiddle strings were a non issue after that.
Now I confess to being a little compulsive and might have played all weekend; Lets say ten or fifteen hours.
Bingo! new compromised A string right at the same place. C# must be a living hell for little string bugs. Am I made of battery acid?
Maybe some string that's clad with bronze? Maybe Kryptonite? Some other brand which won't delamanate during the 90th A part of "Soldier's Joy" (Maybe not...Most of the folks at the office have come delamanated some time during the thirty-third A part of 'Slodier's Joy"!) Im open to suggestions. I guess I could start looking for a source of A strings and order a stack of them.
Banjo strings either don't wear out or you never can tell. What news?
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