Perpetual cello strings are Pirastro's most powerful cello set, boasting assertiveness and projection. Minimal break-in time and great dynamic range enhance the unique natural qualities of each cello.
The sound of the Perpetual Medium cello set is crystal clear and precise, powerful and grand, with long sustaining power and an impressively precise sound. Each string responds easily and directly with incredible depth and volume. This is especially impressive with the G and C strings which respond immediately to the lightest bow techniques.In addition to the Perpetual Medium strings, Perpetual Edition, Perpetual Solo, and Perpetual Cadenza options are also available:
Perpetual "Edition" balances the full spectrum of warmth and projection.
The "Solo" variant is designed for greater brilliance and projection.
The "Cadenza" G and C string option has a lower tension and facilitates a lighter and easier response.
Pirastro Perpetual Medium cello string composition:
Pirastro's Permanent Solo cello strings project a direct and brilliant sound with big volume and very quick response.The A and D-strings are exceptionally brilliant, while the G and C-strings provide a big and powerful sound with a short decay. Permanent Soloist strings provide very quick response with exceptional tuning stability and immediate playability. Suitable also for electric or electrically-amplified cellos! Pirastro Permanent Soloist cello string composition:
A string: Chromesteel over High-tensile Steel D string: Chromesteel over High-tensile Steel G string: Tungsten over a Steel Rope Core C string: Tungsten over a Steel Rope Core
Evah Pirazzi strings have a core made from a modern synthetic multi-filament fiber which is wound with chrome steel. The sound is big, powerful, dark and well-rounded. These strings emphasize lower frequencies, and produce outstanding resonant decay. This set allows for exceptional projection, and is suitable for both arco and pizzicato. These strings are also completely insensitive to changes in temperature and humidity.
The Pirastro Chorda Bass strings are authentic strings made for Early music. They are especially suited for pizzicato, and produce an inspirational warm sound with an enormous dynamic range. These strings are very low tension.
The sheep gut core of the Chorda strings is manufactured, wound and polished in the traditional way, by hand. The Chorda G and D strings are plain sheep gut strings. The A and E strings are wound with silver-plated copper wire.
The Pirastro Chromcor Plus Viola A string has a darker sound than the regular Chromcor A, yet produces a big tonal sound.
It has a single filament steel core, and is wound with chrome steel, making it very responsive. Chrome steel does not corrode and is not affected by hand perspiration. It is easy to tune and stabilizes quickly, and is also especially long lasting.
It is suitable for electric instruments as well. Has a removable ball end.
The Pirastro Eudoxa-Aricore violin A string has a polyester core and produces a slightly darker sound than the regular Aricore A string. These strings are highly responsive. They are an alternative option to gut core A-strings.
The Pirastro Flexocor Deluxe Solo Bass Strings are similar to the original Flexocor Deluxe strings, however these strings come in soloist's tuning: A, E, B, and F#. The strings' core material is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel which offers great flexibility. All strings are wound with chrome steel.
The Evah Pirazzi Slap Bass set is a unique blend of modern and traditional core materials, combining a plain gut G and D with a synthetic core chrome steel wound A and E. The tone is dark and rich with great projection which is ideal for slap style but also great for old-school pizzicato and baroque arco styles.
The tension is low and even across the entire fingerboard.
The plain gut G and D of the Evah Pirazzi Slap set are made of sheep gut using new techniques which allow for reduced playing-in-time and increased tuning stability without losing the beauty of the gut sound. The core material of the A and E consists of a new
synthetic material that Pirastro has co-developed and obtains exclusively. This new core material offers an unmatched, wide range of sounds, is absolutely insensitive to temperature and humidity changes, and offers the musician an unparalleled dynamic range. The A and E strings are then precision wound with a finely polished chrome steel flat wire. The design of each individual string has been carefully matched to one another allowing for effortlessly smooth transitions from string to string without any tonal break between the plain gut D and synthetic A.
This set is offered either with the plain gut A and D, or with all 4 strings having a synthetic core.
The Pirastro Flexocore (Orchestral) Bass Strings' core material is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel which is wound with chrome steel.
This is an outstanding set for arco, which can withstand a powerful and heavy bowing arm. They produce a brilliant sound with a short sustain and a powerful sound with great projection and big tonal volume.
They are instantly playable and absolutely stable, quickly responding, slightly quicker than Original Flat-Chrome.
These strings are similar to the Original Flat-Chrome strings, but this set comes in solo bass tuning (A, E, B, & F#).
The core material is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel which is wound with chrome steel. These strings produce a powerful sound with great projection, which is slightly greater than the Original Flexocor.
The Pirastro Obligato strings also come in a fifth tuning set (A, D, G, and C). These strings have the same features of the original Obligato set, but the low C is a special rope core steel string which results in a powerful and very dark tone.
Pirastro Synoxa violin strings offer a clear and brilliant sound with an easy response. They have a nylon core which allows them to be brought up to tune and played quickly. Variations in temperature and humidity have little effect as they will remain stable.
The Solo set is designed to have outstanding brilliance and an impressive dynamic range. They can be described as having incredible radiance and presence.
The Perpetual line was designed to have great flexibility. To represent a tonal spectrum that can range from sweet and warm, to brilliant power. A clear and focused sound, and responsive to the most delicate touch. Truly a string that makes anything possible.
The Perpetual Solo is available as a standard Solo set, or with the Medium A and D if desired.
The Pirastro Perpetual Cadenza G and C offer a lower tension which relieves pressure on the cello, a welcome possibility for vintage instruments. This lower tension also allows the A and D to vibrate more easily, gaining prominence while also remaining dynamic and warm. The Cadenza G and C harmonize wonderfully with the other Perpetual offerings.
We will let Pirastro tell you about their new bass strings in their own words:
"As string makers, the first question we are usually asked when we introduce a new set of double bass strings is what style of playing are they most suitable for? With our new Perpetual bass set, we would like to encourage the players to decide for themselves. Mainly developed for pizzicato, the new Perpetual double bass strings were designed to provide the player with a comfortable left hand feel, fast articulate response, and strong energetic tone. Using a new uniquely designed extremely flexible steel rope core, the Perpetual double bass strings provide incredible stability and tremendous power. With a little adjustment on the players end, the voice can be manipulated to suit a wide variety of styles. A powerful and focused low end gives way to a full, sophisticated upper register.
When played arco the Perpetual bass has a clear yet complex tone with an intense power that can be felt by the musician as well as the listener. With their effortless left hand feel and an astonishingly quick bow response, the Perpetual allows the player to practice for long periods of time with little fatigue.
In closing, at PIRASTRO we know very well that no individual bass set is suited to fit every player and every style of music but cordially invite you to discover the Perpetual possibilities of this unique 21st century string set."
All strings are chrome steel wound on a uniquely designed and extremely flexible high-tensile steel rope core.
Tremendous projection and clarity, a powerful and focused low end gives way to a full, sophisticated upper register.
Very consistent and precise pizzicato attack with an additional punchiness on the lower strings.
Extremely energetic with very little effort and a juicy right hand feel when played pizzicato, yet strong and complex with good stability under the bow.
Highly articulate bow response without being brittle
Breaks in quickly with excellent stability
Mainly developed for pizzicato, the new Perpetual double bass strings are also for arco players looking for a precise and clear tone with a wide variety of dynamics.
Pirastro rosins are made from a special recipe of natural resins and other select components. Each brand is designed to meet the playing characteristics of its corresponding string set, providing individual adhesiveness and precise grade of hardness.Pirastro Violin/Viola/Cello rosins:
Evah Pirazzi Gold
Pirastro's Special Cello rosins:
Pirastro Bass rosin:
String Bass Medium
Violin/Viola/Cello rosin is mounted to a cloth with a convenient plastic holder and packaged in a small cardboard box.
Made in Germany.
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The Pirastro KorfkerRest is an incredibly advanced shoulder rest boasting a sleek design, is extremely light weight, and has offers a customizable fit. Satin bag and adjustment tool included.Use utmost care when bending the high-quality maple to the shape most comfortable for you. This rest gives the player complete control of the instrument while allowing the instrument to sound freely.
Please read all instructions before using! This is the Model 2 ("K2"): featuring a higher degree of leg adjustment via the "ErgoPack," and designed with advanced synthetic-nylon feet.