Pirastro Passione Viola String Set Medium

Item # 290S M

List Price: $237.00
SHAR: $115.34

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This wound gut core string has a very short playing-in time and substantial increase in tuning stability. It has well-balanced set harmony, easy response on all levels of the dynamic range and easier right hand articulation and tone attack. Provides the bewitching beauty of gut string sound, a fascinating diversity of sounds, complex overtone spectrum producing brilliance and clarity and a great power of projection. The sound can be big and powerful as well as gentle and tender. 

A: Aluminum wound on a steel core
D: Silver wound on a gut core
G: Silver wound on a gut core
C: Tungsten-silver wound on a gut core 
From Germany, Founded in 1798

It is the quality of our strings and rosin that makes PIRASTRO a well known name standing for reliability and beauty of sound. Many musicians of bowed classical instruments prefer PIRASTRO strings because of the string's ability to modulate and alter the tone. This allows the musician to create an individual sound and to evoke the special sound characteristics of their instrument.

From our beginnings as a small workplace of craftsmen in Offenbach near the Main River, a modern company has evolved, with over 150 employees. Today's production is based on computer-aided machines for precision manufacturing. In former times sheep gut was the sole raw material available, but now state-of-the-art synthetics and various steel and non-steel strands, such as gold, tungsten, silver or titanium are used.

Our research and development technicians work closely together with professional musicians in each stage of the development of our strings. Sophisticated research and development and quality control ensure PIRASTRO strings set an industry standard.

Musicians can choose from the most comprehensive string selection available, which offers gut strings such as Oliv, Eudoxa or Chorda, synthetic strings like Evah Pirazzi, Obligato or Tonica and steel strings such as Permanent, Flexocor or Chromcor. 
The Best String Guarantee
Please inspect your strings immediately upon receipt. Installed strings are not returnable, unless they break within the first 30 days after purchase.

30-Day String Return Policy
Unopened strings may be returned within 30 days, so that we may supply all our customers with the freshest possible strings. Because of tonal qualities of each instrument are unique, we cannot accept string returns for reasons of tone, including false strings.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at sharserv@sharmusic.com

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    Posted By: Anonymous from IRVINE , CA
    May 23, 2012

    I'm Passionate about Passione

    These are truly something else. I've used Evah Pirazzi for the past few years with some success, and tried these mainly out of curiosity. I struggled for some time with an overly strident ound, and my constant frustration was my inability to play softly without losing core. For this I blamed myself. Moreover, the high tension of the Evahs made them difficult to play, but I feared changing to something lighter would make my already dark instrument too dark. The Passiones have fixed everything — even the other problems I didn't realize I had. Their low tension makes them easy to play, and have an astounding range of color. They are very easy to control, even at the softest dynamics, and stay in tune remarkably well. Their sound is mellow, but not overly dark. They are wonderfully well-balanced over the set, and acheive a consistently beautiful tone no matter the sounding point or dynamic. My praise could go on and on. I'm now on my second set and I couldn't be happier. These strings have revitalized my instrument and my playing. Just talking to others about them gets me all emotional — which is ridiculous; I know they're just strings — yet somehow they deserve it. Buy them. They're absolutely perfect, and worth every penny. ... (See Full Review)

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