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The Pirastro D string in the attached photos was purchased a number of years ago - perhaps twenty or more. The string has a loop-end with a knot, fashioned from the light straw-colored core material (see photos p005.png and p006.png). Please let me know if you can provide an identification of the string. Thank you.
Hello - I have recently had 2 strings in a row start to unravel, weaken, and eventually "crack" in half where they go over the nut. No, I do not have a sharp spot on the nut... I obsessively felt and looked for anything sharp. This also is a violin that I had some nut work done on a few years ago and I have never had this problem before. I changed strings, and it just randomly started happening out of the blue. After the first string broke, I lubricated the replacement string and nut with soft 0.9 lead pencil and the same thing is happening. It is a Pirastro Evah Pirazzi A. Still sounds fine, but with tuning and playing I worry it will need replacement in a few weeks like the last string, and I am afraid of it randomly breaking during a performance. Did I just get a bad batch of strings? Something randomly change with my nut? Or another issue I need to look into? Hoping this is something I can fix myself and be my first "violin repair" haha!