Pirastro Passione Solo Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.7 from 19 reviews
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£103.49 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Professional quality gut core strings. Medium tension only. Various metals wound on natural gut. Steel E.

Set of four strings in medium tension, ball or loop end E. The modern gut cored string. Old sound, modern stability.

These incredible strings are the latest strings from Pirastro designed to combine the best qualities of synthetic cored strings with the traditional gut sound. True gut sound with plenty of volume plus excellent tonal stability. Recommended rosin: Oliv/Evah Pirazzi.

The gut core of Passione strings is manufactured, wound and polished in the traditional way, by hand. The core sound is full, round and warm, with a complex overtone spectrum combining brilliance and clarity and a great power of projection.

Passione strings possess a fascinating diversity of sounds, which allows musicians to alter their tone as desired. Big and powerful sound with very easy response on all levels of the dynamic range Passione strings have a significantly reduced playing in time compared to other traditional gut strings.

Passione Solo strings are designed to produce extra brilliance and power for the soloist. They have a slightly higher tension than medium tension Passione strings.

Using a loop end E? The use of a protector to prevent the tuner hook breaking the string is essential with loop end E strings. We cannot accept claims for strings broken by the adjuster hook. Click here to purchase this item.


  • E - Silvery steel
  • A - Aluminium on gut
  • D - Silver on gut
  • G - Silver on gut
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
Mr Charles Rogers
03/02/2012 00:21
Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

These strings are simply gorgeous!!
22 out of 25 found the following review helpful

Pros: I find Passione Solo the most beautiful string on the market today. I'm from a generation who always played on gut strings and in any case I always believe it wrong to stress an 200 year old violin with high tension strings for which it was never ever designed. Passione Solo are warm, deep, powerful when needed and very, very responsive through a whole range of expression. They are simply gorgeous to play on, beautifully matched througout the entire range and worth every penny. Open strings resonate well in sympathy with stopped notes offering a wonderful depth to vibrato.

Cons: There is little I would ever dislike. You have to realise that gut strings will never be the sort you'd only tune once a year!! I marvel at players who expect their fiddle can be played straight from the case. You do need to keep an ear on tuning...but once the instrument has stabilised to temperature and humidity, you can rely on these strings. Quite obviously it's often unacceptable to retune between movements in a concert. These are the most stable gut strings I've found.

Other: I simply love them and find the 'medium' sets currently available perfect throughout the range.

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25/01/2011 20:43
souh of england, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

excellent strings
18 out of 18 found the following review helpful

Pros: Brilliant sound, with much depth and overtones .More stable than olives and sound quality longer lasting.good contact

Cons: love them!

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24/03/2014 12:27
Stepaside, Ireland


Allow time for them to settle and then enjoy them!
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: I felt the entire set worked really well together. I usually use a different E string but not with this set. The sound was rich, very even and brilliant for pizzicato. I used them for a masters recital programme which included "Tzigane" by Ravel and the strings were super. I will use them again.

Cons: The only con was temporary. It took roughly ten days before they really reached their potential. The sound was initially very scratchy, they were going out of tune a lot, there were many harmonics on certain notes, and I had to work much harder with my left hand than on other strings. I was tempted to change the strings to another brand after a week but I am so glad I didn't. After slightly less than two weeks the strings were wonderful and worth the money.

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22/09/2013 17:32
Truro, United Kingdom


i love these strings
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: best strings ive ever used....last lot lasted 9 months not bad when you consider im playingfor about 6 hrs outside every day....coped well in the hot weather....seem to do ok in the damp too...really good with a decent lunp of rosin

Cons: a little dear but so worth it...takes a little while for new strings to settle in and do thier stretching....but that is nto be expected

Other: great deivery

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13/08/2018 20:34
Newcastle, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Lovely but breakable
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice tone, volume. Very stable for gut strings once they settle in.

Cons: 2 months after getting them, the G string has broken. Not really acceptable for a £100 set of strings.

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14/07/2015 14:32
Tintagel, United Kingdom


gorgeous strings for my violin....Better than sex
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: beautiful tone production and projection react quickly under the bow light perfect tension for my fingers gives my violin a nutty brown sound like glass prompt delivery as always

Cons: pricey but worth it......any other criticism would be to be petty; like "the packaging was too packegey", or "the postman wasn't smiling enough when he delivered it."

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01/10/2014 14:25
Catford, United Kingdom


Brilliant tone, brilliant sustain, just brilliant!
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Beautiful ringing tone with such brilliant volume. I use them in the jazz/folk oriented pop group Nou Enle and they give me so many tonal options in comparison to other strings in the price range.

Cons: They don't like being left at full tension in heat, although I should have realised this, being that they have a gut core, before I left my violin in a warm room when I went on summer holiday. I lost an A string in this way. Oh well, time for a new set then!

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26/01/2013 12:15
Ipswich, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Very good service and quality!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Quick delivery . Quality as described.

Cons: None.

Other: Very good shop.

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05/03/2019 19:42
Cheshire, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Probably worth the price

Pros: They really sing Clean sound on double stops

Cons: Pricey Take a while to settle in pitch and for tone to develop

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09/03/2018 13:34
edinburgh, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Best strings for me

Pros: Best sound and easy to play.

Cons: D string has to replace after 6 months.

Other: Excellent quality of sound but expensive. Happy to keep on using them.

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