Warchal Amber Violin

Product Description
$15.50
7 In stock. Available to ship!

You might have noticed that there haven't been many significant changes to metal violin E strings during their entire 100 year history. They are made of steel wire, either plain or wound. Some are plated with various metals. However, none of these string types solve the major flaw of the current E string – the very low longitudinal elasticity.


This is why E strings differ from the rest of the synthetic or gut strings set. They are more or less metallic sounding, sometimes harsh and can whistle. The lack of longitudinal elasticity of conventional E strings is felt mostly in the lower positions, where the vibrating part of the string is longer.

Warchal have found a unique solution, managing to significantly increase the elasticity of the E string. This is why the Amber E string is still resonant, but at the same time gives a silky sound which blends perfectly with synthetic or gut strings. The difference is amazing, particularly in forte dynamics. The Amber E keeps its warm sounding character even in double stops and chords. Whistling is totally eliminated.

Main features:

• Greater dynamic range. No irritating overtones are generated, all energy is transformed into sound of the highest quality.
• Warmer sound which blends perfectly with synthetic or gut core A, D and G strings. There is no audible metallic edge, although the string is made of a special steel alloy.
• Less tension. The unique formula offers more sound at a lower tension.
• Easier tuning. Due to its excellent elasticity, the string can be tuned by fine tuner as well as by peg.
• The string is softer under the finger and intonation is more precise. The Amber E doesn't raise its pitch when pressed towards the fingerboard as an ordinary E string does.
• No whistling.

Install this special E string in the same way as a conventional string. The Warchal Amber E will turn into a hardly visible spiral that will ensure exceptional elasticity and therefore unmatched sound quality and response.

Shipping Costs

$7.95 flat rate Australia wide using AusPost Regular eParcel
$11.95 flat rate Australia wide using AusPost Express eParcel*
FREE REGULAR POST for Items over $99 using AusPost Regular eParcel (TNT is used for larger items when AusPost cannot be used)**

*5kg limit for $11.95 and excludes some orders containing bulky giftware - in this instance we will contact you with a quote for extra charges.
**Excludes Country W.A. and N.T. and is for individuals only and not available to schools and institutions.

How will my order be shipped?

Orders will be shipped using AusPost eParcel Regular Post or AusPost eParcel Express Post (or TNT Express for larger items). Once your order has been shipped, you will receive an email with tracking informationTo ensure your items are delivered safely, we require signature on delivery

What if I am not home for delivery?

If you are not at home at the time of delivery, Australia Post will leave a calling card and the parcel will be taken to your local post office for collection. For orders shipped with TNT, a calling card will be left requesting a call back to organise redelivery.

If you would like your parcel left without a signature, a ‘Safe Drop’ can be requested with Australia Post. Log into your MyPOST account here to request a Safe Drop up to an hour before delivery. The Sydney String Centre cannot request a Safe Drop on your behalf and will not include any notes on the parcel requesting the order to be left without a signature. If you request to have your package left without signature, The Sydney String Centre will not be held responsible for packages that are then lost or stolen. 

How quickly will you ship my order?

For items in stock, dispatch will be within 1-2 business days. Orders where items are in stock must be placed before 12pm to be sent same day.

If you have ordered items that are out of stock, your full order will be dispatched once all items are in stock and available to send. If you wish to receive your out of stock items as soon as possible, an additional fee will be charged for the second shipment. We will contact you within 24 hours to let you know the ETA for stock and to determine how you would like your order sent. If your order is urgent we recommend contacting us before placing your order so that we can give you an ETA.

Estimated delivery times (Business days)

Shipping times are estimates based on Australia Post guidelines. The Sydney String Centre is not responsible for any delays in delivery as a result of Australia Post. Orders must be placed before 12pm to be sent same day.

Regular eParcel (Business Days):

Sydney 2-3 NSW 2-10
Canberra 2-3 ACT 2-10
Melbourne 2-4 VIC 3-10
Brisbane 2-4 QLD 4-10
Adelaide 3-5 SA 4-10
Hobart 5-7 TAS 5-10
Darwin 5-7 NT 5-14
Perth 5-7 WA 5-14


Express eParcel (Business Days - Click here for more information about Auspost Express exclusions):

Sydney 1-2 NSW 2+
Canberra
1-2
ACT
2+
Melbourne
1-2
VIC
2+
Brisbane
1-2
QLD
2+
Adelaide
1-2
SA 3+
Hobart 2+ TAS
3+
Darwin 2+ NT
3+
Perth 2+ WA
3+

Dispatch Delays

Unforeseen supply problems or unexpected demand may occasionally result in stock being unavailable. Should there be a delay in dispatching your order we will contact you within 24 hours to advise you of the reason for the delay. If you need your item(s) urgently we recommend contacting us before making an order to check whether the items are readily available.You may cancel such an order at any time prior to processing. If you wish to query a delivery, please contact us at orders@violins.com.au or give us a call on 02 9417 2611.

International Delivery

International orders will be sent via Australia Post Express Courier International or TNT, based on your location and the size of your order. Shipping cost is calculated based on weight and volume up to 5kg. For anything over 5kg please contact us for a quote. You may need to pay customs fees and/or GST on top of the advertised purchase price when the goods arrive in your country. The Sydney String Centre are not responsible for paying these fees. We recommend checking your country’s importing fees before purchasing. For more information about our preferred international freight carriers see:

www.auspost.com.au
www.tnt.com.au

Shipping Insurance

All products are insured against damage caused while in transit from The Sydney String Centre to the customer only. They are not insured if they are simply lost or stolen. This includes packages that have been left at a property on request.

Our Free Servicing Policy

Stringed instruments are at their best when serviced regularly. Changes in temperature and humidity and general wear can affect the delicate balance and overall performance of the instruments. We recommend that your instrument be serviced every six months. When an instrument is purchased from The Sydney String Centre, regular servicing is free for the time that you are the owner of the instrument (pending our instrument servicing terms and conditions below) as we like to know that your instrument is performing at its best at all times.

We are happy to service instruments that have not been purchased from us, with service costs starting from $80. (Please note, servicing does not include parts, e.g. strings etc.)
 

Instrument Servicing Terms and Conditions:

The Sydney String Centre offers FREE servicing for instruments bought at our store pending the following conditions.
The instrument was originally purchased from The Sydney String Centre and you are the original owner of the instrument.
ii) The Instrument must be presented in store for servicing within 12 months of it’s last service (we recommend coming in every 6 months).
iii) If the instrument is not presented in store for the first initial adjustment (first service) within 2-4 weeks of buying the instrument then warranty on some parts may be void.

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