I'm dusting off an old thread. I had heard good things about Prim strings and ordered two packs. Later on I put one set on my son's violin and had the others as spares for my main fiddle. Well the next day the "G" string was broke so I put another string on it. A couple weeks later I was playing somewhere and opened my case to see that the "A" on my fiddle had broke. No problem. I opened the new pack of Prims and tuned up the new "A". It immediately broke. Trouble. I tied it. It broke again. Gotta do something, I put the "E" string from the pack in it's place. It broke. I tied it. It broke again. I called my wife and she brought me another fiddle. Later I took off the Prims and replaced them with tried and true Dominants. No problems. I asked Southwest Strings where I got them if there were any reports of troubles with Prims. None and they weren't interested in taking them back. They also told me that since I had kept them almost six months
before using them, that was close to exceding their shelf life. How's that for rubbish? Anyway, I'm just posting here to see if anyone else is having trouble with them.