Pirastro Passione Violin String Set - 4/4 size - Medium Gauge - Ball End E

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The unique gut string for the future! Since some time, a new trend evolved especially amongst young classical violinists who search for a full and complex sound to start to experiment with violin strings with a gut core. Baroque strings or gut strings for a historical set up are not meant here, but modern gut strings for the classical violinist in the tradition of Eudoxa and Olive strings. As the leading gut string manufacturer in the world Pirastro has now picked up this trend and developed a new gut core string called Passione. The development of the Passione aimed at reducing the playing-in-time of traditional gutstrings and to increase their tuning stability without losing the beauty of the gut sound. The gentle processing of the gut core is key to the conservation of the ravishing beauty of gut strings' sound. Our expertise has been developed since 1798 and has been carefully protected over generations within Pirastro's employees. The combination in manufacturing of modern synthetic and traditional gut technology made it possible to retain the sound beauty of gut core strings and to increase significantly the tuning stability and the break-in-time. Passione strings possess a fascinating diversity of sounds, which allows musicians to alter their tone as desired. To such an outstanding extent this is still only possible with gut core strings. The core sound is full, round and warm and has a complex overtone spectrum causing brilliance and clarity and a great power of projection. Passione's sound can be big and powerful as well as gentle and tender. Passione is a modern reliable gut string for the demanding violin professional. The set is well-balanced; the response is easy on all levels of the dynamic range. The accuracy of contact point is easily manageable, similar to Obligato, Wondertone Solo and Evah Pirazzi.

E: Silver wound on a steel core, loop or ball end
A: Aluminum wound on a gut core
D: Silver wound on a gut core
G: Silver wound 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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  • Rating:
    10 Stars
    Posted By: EVE MAILLY from SAN DIEGO, CA
    October 14, 2013


    I appreciate the intense tone and color you can only get with gut strings, but since I am often asked to play in unusual settings (cool foggy weather, in the warm sunshine, on the beach with cean breezes and traditional indoor settings), I have had challenges keeping gut strings in tune. Based on the great reviews for the Pirastro Passione strings , I thought I'd give them a try. I am quite disappointed. The tone sounds tinny and harsh - like a plain metal string. I can't wait to replace these with a set of gut strings! I expected a better string at this price point. ... (See Full Review)

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    Posted By: CAITLIN CUSTER from Urbana, IL
    October 13, 2012


    I have a German violin from 2001 that has been settling in very nicely--but something was missing. It tended to be very quiet and high-tension strings like Evahs choked the sound. Obligatos ere a lot better, but I will never use them again after taking a risk with these new Passiones. They opened up my violin immediately--I even had two friends that were familiar with my instrument give it a try with the new strings and they both replied "Dude...what did you do!? This is so much better." The Passiones play smoother than water and pick up a lot more detail (esp vibrato), and respond well to different bowings. If your instrument seems quiet or gets choked out by high tension, or if you are looking into gut-strings, give these a try. ... (See Full Review)

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