Pirastro Passione Violin String, A

By Pirastro

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Medium tension, 13.5pm
19 in stock
Low tension 13.25pm
2 in stock
Extra low tension, 13 pm
1 in stock
High tension, 13.75pm
1 in stock
Extra high tension, 14pm
4 in stock


Aluminium on natural gut. The new gut string from Pirastro. Warm, colourful sound. High level of tuning stability.

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.

Pirastro gut string tensions are measured in units of PM (Pirastro Measurement) and refer to the diameter of the string. 1PM = 0.05mm, so gauge 14PM = 0.7mm diameter. The tension of the string varies by 3% for each gauge.


  • Aluminium on gut.
  • 1PM=0.05mm, e.g.14PM=0.7mm diameter
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
Mr Pickering
04/04/2011 01:01
Leatherhead, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Passione - pricey but powerful
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: I've had many strings over the years and the Passione set I recently put on my violin win hands down. Rich, powerful tone, stay in tune pretty well (for gut) and a lightning fast response. Just the ticket!

Cons: Nothing at all - except the price! But they are worth it.

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05/08/2019 14:26
Beckenham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A treat for my violin, and me!

Pros: Lovely warm sound - has boosted my confidence!!

Cons: They don't seem to last very long and also need regular, careful tuning. (A big contrast to the Dominant strings I used before)

Other: Money well spent.

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04/02/2019 17:39
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom


Better than Eudoxa

Pros: Soft warm tone. More resistant to temperature than previous past experience of Eudoxa. Slightly less stable in extreme conditions than the Obligato (which was the last one I was using on the A string)

Cons: Not as much sound as Obligato but see Pros .

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02/03/2018 21:31
Wirral, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Lovely strings, great sound and long lasting.

Pros: Love the sound these strings produce. Passione were fitted on my violin when I first played it and I have never used any others.

Cons: They do take a little more time to settle, but one soon adapts to their properties. They are also more susceptible to temperature and humidity changes, so will need tuning frequently. The benefits do outweigh the minor issues in terms of the sound produced.

Other: Being gut core, these strings do need a little more care, I have found that using a stretto humidifier is useful to keep them in good stable condition and help prevent them drying out.

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12/07/2017 14:02
Stourbridge, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Quality strings, Excellent price and service.

Pros: The quality of the string for my instrument ie the sound, the stability, the response and the price. Excellent service.

Cons: Nothing

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Mr Philip Nathan
23/07/2015 15:30
Bridport, United Kingdom


A lovely quality string.

Pros: A gorgeous mellow tone.

Cons: Nothing I did not like.

Other: Will perhaps better suit either something nearer a "period" performance and/or possibly a better violin than I have.

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28/01/2014 16:45
Stourbridge, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

and service

Pros: Quality of sound and stability for a gut string

Cons: Nothing

Other: Excellent price

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20/03/2014 16:28
Kilburn, United Kingdom


warm gutsy colourful
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Warm gutsy colourful sound. Blends beautifully with the Oliv/Obligato Gold E.

Cons: Did not quite blend in with my light tension Dominant D and G, but I think if I get the extra light tension, this will do the trick.

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