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D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set, 4/4 Scale, Medium Tension

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4/4 Scale
Medium Tension
  • Solid steel core optimized to create the warmest-sounding student strings available
  • Educator's preferred choice for student strings due to their unique blend of warm tone, economy, and durability
  • 4/4 scale violin with a playing length of 13 inches (328mm)
  • Medium tension
  • All D'Addario strings are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA
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Size: 4/4 Scale | Style: Medium Tension

Product Description

Size:4/4 Scale  |  Style:Medium Tension

Scaled to fit 4/4 size violin with a playing length of 13 inches (328mm), these medium tension strings are optimized to the needs of a majority of players. Packaged in uniquely-designed sealed pouches providing unparalleled protection from the elements that cause corrosion.


Product Details

Size: 4/4 Scale | Style Name: Medium Tension
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.5 x 4.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002Y6BJI
  • Item model number: J810 4/4M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2004

From the Manufacturer


Prelude Violin Strings

Solid to the Core

Prelude violin strings are manufactured using a solid steel core for maximum durability and the warmest sounding student string. Available in both full and fractional sizes, the Prelude line has an option for any age student.

Made to Last

With it's solid steel construction and a unique sealed pouch Prelude strings have an unparalleled protection from the elements. This helps each set of strings last longer and prevents corrosion.

Consistent Quality

Prelude strings are manufactured in the USA and are quality inspected up to the high standards that D'Addario holds all of its products to. Made with quick bow response in mind, Prelude strings are a popular choice for many educators.

Prelude Features

  • Solid steel core optimized to create the warmest-sounding student strings available
  • Educator's preferred choice for student strings due to their unique blend of warm tone, economy, and durability
  • 1/2 size violin with a playing length of 11 1/2 inches (290mm)
  • Medium tension
  • All D'Addario strings are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on August 4, 2011
Style Name: Medium TensionSize: 4/4 Scale
I bought a set of these strings for my student violin of which I continue to play with into college and after in a community orchestra. My student instrument tends to prefer the inexpensive strings and sounds better with them, hence my title to each instrument its own. But I find this set to be warm and beautiful like a gut set even though the strings are steel. On my more expensive instrument I prefer the Pirastro brand like Pirastro Gold and I feel as though the Prelude's compare. The Piastro Gold is sharper and deeper/darker with some brightness to it. The Preludes have the same warmth, but is more sweeter sounding than the Golds. Furthermore, it takes little time for it to acclimate than the Gold and is far cheaper. It may sound a little more muted than the Gold, but I'm happy with the projection of the Prelude if I can get a smooth, sweet, sound like I do. It doesn't sound broken or harsh, the Preludes are smooth like buttah and they last a long time (not as long as SuperSensitives, but long enough).

I actually prefer this over the ProArte.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Chasesmommy on January 4, 2013
Style Name: Medium TensionSize: 3/4 Scale Verified Purchase
I have taught public school orchestra for the past nine years and I have found that these strings are great for the cost. They stay in tune, wear well, and have a pleasant tone which is more than I can say about similar strings in this price range!
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By HowlyGrowly on September 11, 2011
Style Name: Medium TensionSize: 4/4 Scale Verified Purchase
I recently started learning to play an electric violin and had to replace one of my strings. I had no idea what I was doing, but these strings were affordable and highly rated. So, I gave them a go. I'm glad I did! These strings will be your best friend if you are a novice player who has fumbled tuning the strings a time or two. The inside of the envelope reveals a color code for each string (G,D,A,E), and I had no trouble at all replacing my broken string with one of these for the very first time. The replacement blends in with the other steel strings that my violin came with. If you don't want your practice to be held up with a broken string, I highly recommend buying two or three of these packs for backup!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. Moubray on July 9, 2013
Style Name: Medium TensionSize: 4/4 Scale Verified Purchase
I chose these because the reviews seemed better than the cheaper strings and I am too cheap to pay more. They sound much better than the stock strings on a Cremona SV-150. It sounded hideous, but I assumed it was all simply me not knowing how to play. Come to find out I only sucked half as bad as I thought! They are much easier to keep in tune, and I have even learned to make pleasant noises with my violin. Hopefully that will turn into music one day!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dion on April 1, 2013
Style Name: Medium TensionSize: 4/4 Scale Verified Purchase
Replaced my set of stock strings after a week on my new student violin. the A and E strings on this Prelude set can do much better job than the stock set when playing higher notes. Great for student or budget minded without breaking your budget.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By zeke on April 10, 2013
Style Name: Medium TensionSize: 4/4 Scale Verified Purchase
You know that feeling when you get a brand new violin and have to tune it frequently until it learns to stay? Well about my third tuning and I broke one of the strings and needed a replacement, this is a complete set and at a reasonable price so I decided to get it. String is great and I haven't had any issues since.

I highly recommend if only for having in case of emergency.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By happypup on January 22, 2013
Style Name: Medium TensionSize: 4/4 Scale Verified Purchase
I prefer Shar's Overture premieres which are the same price. These ones are a little too "bright" in sound and not deep or resonant enough. Also bear in mind these are not dominants which are clearly far superior - but for which you would be paying $50 a set.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ABinDC on December 6, 2012
Style Name: Medium TensionSize: 1/16 Scale Verified Purchase
Inexpensive but fine quality for my daughter's tiny violin. And I am a professional violinist.....they are holding up well and sounding clear.
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