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Pirastro Passione Viola String Set Medium

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Pirastro Passione Viola String Set Medium | 290S M

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Item# 290S M

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Pirastro Passione Viola Strings

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. 
Instrument: Viola
String Type: Set
Size: 15 to 16 1/2 inch
Gauge: Varied

A String: Chrome wound over a steel core, Removeable Ball End
D String:
Silver wound over a gut core, 14 gauge
G String:
Silver wound over a gut core, 17 gauge
C String:
Tungsten-silver wound over a gut core, 20 guage

String Tonal Profile:

Warranty Info

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 [email protected]

About This Brand


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.

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Asked On: 03/01/2021

Would you be able to specify the exact amount of tension (in kg) of each passione viola string of medium gauge? The Jargar Superiore fits my new viola perfectly in terms of tension, but I prefer the complexity of the Passione strings and would like to know which gauge comes close to the Jargar Superiore's tension.

SHAR Answer:

Pirastro provides the following tension measurements for these strings: A - 7.1kg, D - 6kg, G - 5.8kg, and C - 6.1kg.

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Asked On: 08/24/2020

When ordering these strings, the website says "temporarily oversold". When are you expecting to have these back in stock?

SHAR Answer:

Hi David, thanks for your question! For stock information, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling 1-800-248-7427.

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  • NOVI, MI

Asked On: 07/19/2016

I want to purchase these strings for my 15.5" viola, but apparently you are out of them. I have a $10 off online coupon that expires tonight, and I wanted to use it to offset the cost of the strings. Can I purchase these on backorder with the $10 off coupon? Also, my A string needs to have a loop end. Does the A string have a loop end?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Deborah, Thanks for reaching out. We're going to have someone here at SHAR reach out soon privately to your email address and respond to your question in regards to the online coupon and the backordering.

For this particular set of Passione strings, we sell them with an aluminum wound A String on a steel core, which comes with a removable ball end for the A string. A ‘removable ball’ end means that it comes with a ball end that can be removed/plucked out to reveal a loop-end. However, not all ball end strings are removable--just some brands have ‘removable ball’ strings. When you're shopping for strings on our website, ‘Removable Ball’ strings will be marked as such, and non-removable ball-end strings will just be listed as ‘Ball’ under End type. We're taking steps to correct/add this information about these particular strings on our website. We appreciate your questions and hope to complete your order very soon.

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