The sheep gut core of the Passione violin strings is manufactured, wound and polished in the traditional way, by hand. The core sound is full, round and warm and has a complex overtone spectrum causing brilliance and clarity and great power of projection.
Passione strings possess a fascinating diversity of sounds, which allows musicians to alter their tone as desired. Their sound is big and powerful with a very easy response on all levels of the dynamic range. The accuracy of the contact point is easily manageable.
These strings have a significantly reduced playing-in time: Passione strings are immediately playable other than traditional gut strings.
Altering the gauge by 1/4 PM changes the tension by 3%.
The medium set contains the following strings:
- E-Silvery Steel 26
- A-aluminum 13 1/2
- D-silver 13 1/2
- G-silver 16 1/2
All A-, D- and G-strings come with a ball-end in order to facilitate the installation. The E-strings are available with a ball- or loop end.
Passione A-, D- and G-strings are manufactured in up to five gauges in steps of 1/4 PM. The Passione E-string Silvery Steel is available in the following gauges:0.255mm – 0.26mm – 0.267mm.
All Passione strings are available in 4/4 size only.
The length of coloured silk at the peg end of the Passione G-string is different from the length of the A- and D- strings. This has been done intentionally and is part of the construction of the G-string. The special length of the G-string’s colour winding at the peg end prevents the string from breaking in the pegbox. At the latest after two to three days, the stretching process will be finalized. As a result, the silk winding will no longer reach over the nut. We have made numerous tests with this special G on various violins all differing in size and the string has always fitted. On some violins, it takes longer, with other violins the string even fits from the beginning.
Pirastro recommends their Oliv / Evah Pirazzi rosin for use with Passione strings.