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Pirastro Passione Viola strings, Set


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Medium tension with aluminium on gut A
4 in stock
Medium tension with chromesteel A
5 in stock


The gut string for the 21st century. Synthetic core stability combined with traditional gut warmth and beauty.

Click here to purchase single strings and other tensions (gauges).

4 sizes. Sizing refers to vibrating length of the string NOT the back length. (Measure between bridge and top nut). Click small image for which measurement to use.

Medium tension strings are designed for a vibrating length of 37cm. For a shorter vibrating length consider using high tension, for a longer vibrating length consider using low tension strings.

Recommended for violas with a playing scale of 35-38cm which covers most violas of back length 15-16.5 inches

Product specifications:

  • A-chromesteel on steel core with removable ball or aluminium on gut
  • D-Silver on gut
  • G-silver on gut
  • C-tungsten and silver on gut
  • 1 PM =0.20mm e.g. 16PM=0.8mm
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
BlankBlank 2
17/09/2013 10:30
Woking, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Expensive strings but very high quality
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Responsive, full sound, well balanced across the set. Quality and complexity of sound seems to be improving as they settle in. Aluminium on Gut A is a good match for the rest of the set.

Cons: Strings take a while to settle in, particularly the G and C. As with all gut strings, tuning is not as stable as with the synthetics.

Other: I also have a set of Pirastro Passione (Solo) on my violin. These have been on for longer, and I have found that the strings have remained in very good condition for many months, and the stability improves considerably with age.

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15/03/2013 20:04
Fareham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A satisfyingly warm tone.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: I learned to play violin as a child with gut strings for the 3 lower ones and both the feel and the warmth of the sound bring back positive memories. I was inspired to buy a set by interviewing Steven Isserlis who advocated gut strings so passionately that I felt compelled to go home and order some.

Cons: They are taking a few weeks to bed in, but I'm assured by a professional violist friend who has the same strings that his took 3 to 4 weeks to do so, but they are now his preferred choice.

Other: As ever I was delighted with the prompt service from Stringzone.

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