More on D’Addario Zyex strings
So now I’ve installed and played on an extended E string as well as the other three Zyex strings. The long E is clear, resonant, and loud. It responds quickly and easily to the bow and has a great pizzicato sound. It also doesn’t have the ‘roll’ which I found to be a problem with the long Pirastro Obligato string. The roll is difficult to describe but those of you who have played an Obligato E may know – the string would actually roll or twist a little bit when bowed. The Zyex doesn’t do this – which is a good thing.
I highly recommend D’Addario’s new Zyex strings. The string formula is much better than Helicores – which were often cumbersome and fuzzy.