D’Addario Violin Strings: Everything You Need to Know

May 19, 2021  
Posted by Sam Ash Music
D’Addario Violin Strings: Everything You Need to Know


D’Addario is widely known as one of the finest string designers in the world. Whatever stringed instrument you play, there’s a very good chance they have the perfect set for you. If you’re a violinist looking for a new set of strings, you may have heard of the Prelude, Ascente, and Helicore line of strings but may not know what makes each string different.   

D'addario Prelude

D'Addario Prelude

  • Solid steel core
  • Nice round quality
  • Great for beginners who need inexpensive straightforward strings with a clear sound

D'addario Ascente

D'Addario Ascente

  • Synthetic core
  • Rounder and richer
  • Designed to last a long time
  • Wider variety of sounds when playing

D'Addario Helicore

D'Addario Helicore

  • Stranded, steel core
  • Similar to prelude by being durable and stable
  • Very flexible for easy playing

Great for folk, fiddle, bluegrass, chord playing, electric violins

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Sam Ash Music

Sam Ash Music has been serving musicians since 1924 when they opened their first store in Brooklyn, NY. Still family owned and operated, Sam Ash Music is dedicated to preserving the goals set by their founder - offering musicians of all levels the best possible selection, service and price.