Worth to know about Pirastro violin strings
Gut strings for the violin:
The selection of Pirastro gut strings for the violin is impressive. They belong to the oldest production methods in the history of string manufacturing.
The Pirastro Oliv violin strings are traditionally manufactured with a sheep gut core in a complex process by hand. In conjunction with the sound warmth of the gut, the sound is particularly brilliant. The Oliv-Steif strings are only supplied lengthwise and constitute an alternative to Oliv D- and G-strings – they also have a darker, more powerful sound than the Oliv strings. Pirastro Eudoxa violin strings offer a comfortable feel with warm and modulationable sound with their smaller string tension. They are suitable for orchestral playing and chamber music.
Pirastro Passione violin strings have been redeveloped in recent years by Pirastro. Compared to previous gut strings, the reduced break-in time and the convincing holding of the tune are remarkable. With easy response a complete, powerful and pleasant warm sound is created. The Passione Solo violin strings are slightly thicker and designed for a solo tone with a radiant power. The selection is completed by the Chorda violin strings and the Gold violin strings, which operate the less expensive price segment and are yet of outstanding quality.
Synthetic strings for the violin:
Pirastro synthetic strings for the violin beat strings with other string cores in their diversity. Steel stringscan simply not compete sonically; gut strings are too dependent on the raw material sheep gut and thus always subjected to a shortage. In addition, there are several basic materials also with synthetic strings. All synthetic strings keep perfectly in tune and are completely insensitive to variations in temperature and humidity.
As acoustically at highest quality a core of new synthetic fiber has developed, as it is also used as the basis of Evah Pirazzi violin strings. Rightly they have a very high reputation at professional violinists. The response of the violin bow over the whole dynamic range, the rich harmonics range, the expressive ability of modulation at highest intensity and the bright sound quality in a balanced set predestine this Topseller string for the solo play. As improvement Pirastro has released the Evah Pirazzi Gold violin strings in the premium section, which impress with a noble-Italian, golden sound. In particular, the gold wound G string gives an incredible warmth and intensity in the deep regions.
Variants in the field of synthetic fibers are the Pirastro Obligato violin strings, which have warm sound characteristics and still seem to be brilliant and focused. The Pirastro Violino violin strings have a lower string tension and therefore provide a comfortable feeling with less bow pressure. A Violino set is particularly well suitable for violin students. If you prefer a lighter, clear and direct sound, you will opt for the Wondertone Solo strings that produce a very focused sound with excellent response.
Last but not least the Aricore violin strings have a core made of Polyester, which features a warm sound at easy response and a dark timbre.