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Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Double Bass Strings. Set

Pirastro

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Medium tension
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£178.02
Low tension (Weich)
3 in stock
£178.03
Medium tension with Ext. E
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£180.53
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Description

Evah Pirazzi BASS. Orchestra or Solo tuning. Up to 110cm scale (3/4 or 4/4). This set is a hybrid set, suitable for both Arco and Pizzicato playing.

Synthetic core hybrid strings, suitable for both Arco and Pizzicato playing. Evah Pirazzi strings offer outstanding tuning stability, a very short playing-in-time and an astonishing resistance to rolling. Evah Pirazzi BASS Strings are resistant to changes in humidity and temperature.

Smooth polished chromesteel on a synthetic core.

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Miguel
18/01/2011 14:14
Manchester, United Kingdom

Beginner

Great dark sound strings with flexible/light feel
7 out of 10 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very smooth to touch, the windings don't fluff up. Instant dark sound on basses (EA) and good treble definition (DG). Bow sound comes easy and full. Strings may be too flexible for more experience players with stronger hands, but for me they are spot on. Better for my bass then spiros light I had before as the sound is more rubber (gut) then steel (harsh).

Cons: The price obviously could be lower, however you get a lot of quality. No issues and should be a lasting string.

Other: Good all around, my teacher was impressed with the arco tone. Since my bass is a cheap one much of the sound quality is due to the strings themselves. They should sound better on better basses.

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Peter
01/03/2014 20:37
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Professional

A winner!
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Gaining in popularity with players

Cons: The extra cost.

Other: As a dealer in basses I am regularly asked to fit them in preference to other strings by orchestral players

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Kristoffer
26/02/2013 11:51
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Beginner

Magnificent all around strings
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: This set is brilliant. I got them recommended by my double bass teacher to buy these as they sre both excellent for jazz and also suitable for bow and orchestral music. I am very pleased with the sound of the strings, and also the delivery time.

Cons: So far there has not been a single bad thing about these strings, the only thing was that they were thicker so i had to file down the nut and the bridge a bit to make them fit properly.

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David
22/10/2012 18:44
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Beginner

Great strings for arco & pizz – lovely sound.
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: (this is for the Weich variation) I was fortunate enough to be given a long term loan of a double bass. It hadn't been played for 20 years and I decided to put a set of Evah Pirazzi Weich strings on, hoping to improve the sound and playability (in conjunction with making some adjustments to the bridge). The strings sound fantastic – a big improvement on the 30 year old Spirocore Mittles that were on the bass previously (which were probably past their best to be fair), nice, tight sound, great for jazz pizz and also bows very nicely indeed. I chose the Evahs because a lot of reviews suggested they're among the best hybrid strings available and my experience so far confirms that. I reckon it's a really nice string, though you might like to bear in mind as a beginner my experience is limited.

Cons: They're a little higher in tension than I thought they'd be. I deliberately chose the Weich (soft) rather than the regular gauge, as I thought they'd be easier on the left hand, but not a deal breaker.

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Steve
02/04/2012 18:34
Chesham, United Kingdom

Professional

A good bass string?
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: I tried a set on a bass I borrowed and liked them for the pronounced attack that they give to the pizz sound. Nice big sound. I do mainly jazz and these work nicely on my regular bass. I'm using the lighter set. Can't comment on the bowing sound because I don't do enough of this. Better than Obligato's or Thomastik Spirocore for jazz on my bass.

Cons: None except every time you try a different string its an expensive experiment really.

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Mr Paul McKay
15/07/2015 14:36
Isle of Bute, United Kingdom

Professional

The automatic choice for professionals.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: These have the same silken surface quality that you expect from Pirastro with a surprisingly springy core. I use them on my Electric Upright Double Basses as they have a good sustain from playing pizzicato without any metallic twang.

Cons: Nothing

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Harry
12/01/2015 19:18
Millom , United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Best strings I've used so far, fantastic sound!
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Bassy,clear,great for arco and pizz. They make my cheap bass sound a lot better. Arrived very quickly too!

Cons: None, worth every penny.

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Robert
20/01/2011 09:44
Stockport, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent hybrid string.
3 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: These strings have a big dark warm sound,and project well. I have found them to work well for both arco and pizzicato playing. They are perhaps the best hybrid string I have used.

Cons: They are a big gauge of string and require a liittle more effort to play than some I have used.

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Howard
09/09/2016 09:10
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good choice for electric upright bass

Pros: I was looking for a set of strings for my electric upright bass, which came fitted with a set of very twangy steel strings (I suspect they were bass guitar strings). The instrument is described as a 3/4 size, but I tried an old set of 3/4 strings and found that the A and D didn’t fit, so I decided to get new 4/4 size strings all round. After reading several reviews I chose Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich. I like these very much - they’re very responsive, with a rich creamy sound, even tone across the whole range, huge sustain, and a satisfying growl on the lower strings. Heard several favourable comments from the other band members. As I only use this instrument for jazz pizzicato playing I can’t comment much on the bowed response, except to say it works better than it did before.

Cons: No cons.

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Anthony
09/05/2016 17:52
Jouarre, France

Keen Amateur

Great string, in my view

Pros: I've used Evah Pirazzi strings since 2012 : this is the first time I've changed them. (I play around 2 hours a day, mainly bowing - a little jazz as well.) They last a long time, they keep their tonal properties throughout, they stay in tune very well. They sound good, at least on my bass. I don't see any reason to change. Although it's clear that different strings give different sounds, most of the tone comes from what you do with your left and, especially, right arm. Besides, it costs a fortune to change them all the time in the search for the "perfect string".....

Cons: Nothing

Other: Vey rapid service from The String Zone : thanks

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