Pirastro Obligato Cello String Set - 4/4 size - Medium Gauge
Pirastro Obligato Strings
Warm and sonorous tone quality, rich with overtones. Produces an impressive amount of volume, a very dynamic response and great playability. Excellent uniformity across all strings with pliable feel under the finger. Resistant to changes in temperature and humidity.
String Type: Set
A String: Chromesteel wound over a steel core
D String: Chromesteel wound over a synthetic core
G String: Tungsten wound over a synthetic core
C String: Tungsten wound over a synthetic core
String Tonal Profile:
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 800.248.7427 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PIRASTROFrom 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.
Ratings & Reviews
Powerful, warm strings
I've had the pleasure of using Obligato string sets on my cello for a couple of times now. They live up to the reputation: they're powerful, incredibly warm, quick to respond, and fast to break in. Despite the power, the Obligato strings have beautiful nuance and overtones. They deliver a range of sounds, dependent on the song's needs. I haven't had much experience playing with other musicians, but when I have (I've played duets with piano and with a second cello), my cello was able to stand on its own without overriding my musical partner. The A string is much too bright on my cello, which I've heard can be an issue. It seems like Pirastro wanted to make sure projection is maintained on the A string, but on my instrument, it's just a bit too strong. Pirastro recommended replacing the A string with their Passione A string, and it fixed everything right up. My current set is now Obligato C and G with Passione D and A strings, and I couldn't be happier. The two Passione strings mellowed out my boisterous cello without taking away resonance. There is a slight shift in tone from the Obligato strings to the Passione strings when playing pizzicato, but when bowing, they blend perfectly from string to string. I won't be changing away from this line-up any time soon. These strings are everything they claim to be.