Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold Viola Strings. SET

By Pirastro

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Tungsten-Silver on synthetic C
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* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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MEDIUM TENSION, SYNTHETIC CORE. Evah Pirazzi Gold strings have a modern synthetic multifilament fibre core - steel core A

Great dynamic range allows skilled players to explore confidently both the finest nuances of quiet passages and create powerful sonorities when playing close to the finger-board or using a strong bow arm. Instant response throughout the complete dynamic range Very short play-in time, even shorter than Evah Pirazzi and Obligato

The power of Evah Pirazzi with additional warmth and depth. Option of synthetic or steel rope core C


  • A-Chromesteel on steel with removable ball
  • D-Silver on synthetic core
  • G-Silver on synthetic core
  • C-Tungsten/silver alloy on synthetic core or Tungsten on steel rope core.
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
09/06/2014 14:56
Wickford, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Evah Pirazzi sound with some Obligato feel
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lovely large sound, speak readily even in high positions and pianissimo. Mainly settle in quickly, although the D took about a week longer than the G & C. I even like the A which is unusual, and has tempted me away from the Larsen A. I just enjoy playing on these strings - very pleased with them.

Cons: None

Other: I loved the standard Evah Pirazzi sound but the tension was just too much for my viola - high positions or PP on the C string and they were reluctant to speak. Obligatos are good but lack some punch in my opinion. The EP Gold are an excellent blend of the two for my technique and my instrument.

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30/05/2016 21:30
Epsom, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent strings.
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: The violist in our quartet uses these so I thought I would try them on my William Castle viola. They give a good strong tone. The sound is even. The C string is particularly good - not at all floppy as some C strings can be. The strings settled in quickly too in fact I performed in a concert only 10 days after putting them on (voice viola and piano). A bit more expensive than some other strings but VERY good value. Will stick with these next time I change strings. Highly recommended.

Cons: There is nothing I don't like about these strings.

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22/08/2016 12:04
Karlstad, Sweden


Exilent but short lived.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Best sounding string I've tried.

Cons: The sound dies after ca 2 months.

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21/03/2016 12:53
York, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Good set except for A string.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good warm G and C strings. Nice tone. Good loud initial sound.

Cons: A string was thin so less comfortable and poor quality, seemed like it was too short (too high tension?) for my 16' viola and didn't last long. More expensive set but not much better than the normal version.

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05/01/2020 13:14
Oxford, United Kingdom


Great standard sound, not sure about variety

Pros: Great sound

Cons: It's not so easy to vary the sound, or to play softly (having previously played on Obligato). As I'm getting used to them I'm finding it less of an issue, but not sure if I'm learning how to manage the strings, or if I'm getting used to a less varied sound.

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03/06/2019 17:06
Chichester, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Good strings

Pros: Good strings!

Cons: A is a bit bright, otherwise fine

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David Morgan
14/08/2018 09:18
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Grade 8+


Pros: A remarkably full and warm sound compared to the previous strings I have used.

Cons: Too early to comment.

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25/07/2018 17:36
South East, United Kingdom


Worth a try if you use Obligato.

Pros: Superb strings. Totally different to standard Evah Pirazzi. Clarity and depth of sound with good response and power across the instrument. Works as a set without a different brand/tension A. A step up from Obligato.

Cons: Price.

Other: Unable to comment on durability yet.

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15/03/2018 11:14
Bracknell, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Best strings

Pros: Lovely rich sound to these viola strings. My favourites.

Cons: None

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29/08/2017 17:00
London, United Kingdom



Pros: Ahhhh! These strings are just GORGEOUS! They set really quickly and break out of the 'tinny' stage fast too. They resonate really nicely on my 2012 viola.

Cons: The strings are great...but the lush sound doesn't last very long....maybe a month or so.

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