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Pirastro Passione Viola strings, SET

By Pirastro

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Medium tension with Steel A
4 in stock
Medium tension with Aluminium on gut A
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The gut string for the 21st century. Synthetic core stability combined with traditional gut warmth and beauty.

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

Please note these strings are stored by us straight but shipped lightly coiled. They can be supplied straight at a supplement of £5.75 per order (any quantity). Please call us on 01784 473985 if you require this option.

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

Keen Amateur

Expensive strings but very high quality
4 out of 5 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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12/01/2018 16:21
Sheffield, United Kingdom


Great sound, a little temperamental

Pros: Lovely, lovely sound and warm response. Great for playing at home, in acoustic ensembles and recording.

Cons: They don't like cold weather, and tend to snap! (but that's the nature of gut strings).

Other: I wouldn't recommend them for regular gigging as the tuning is a bit unstable, but they're much better than the covered gut strings of twenty or thirty years ago.

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