Following the Success of the Evah Pirazzi violin set, Pirastro lauched the Evah Pirazzi Viola set in 2007. This a powerfully bright modern string which is attracting much attention. The Obligato viola string remains a firm favourite with orchestral player of all abilities. These sets are complemented by Aricore, Synoxa and Tonica, which offer tonal variation from the ever popular Obligato and new Evah Pirazzi Gold strings.
Here you can find our comprehensive range of strings for viola Pirastro.
The different strengths of the strings can be found in the option selection by selecting the relevant product.
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Which Viola strings are the best? There are no one-size-fits-all. Each violin reacts differently to different brands of Viola strings. There are three main types of Viola strings:
Gut Viola Strings: Gut viola strings are known for having a warm, rich sound with many complex overtones. Different string gauges for gut strings can change the quality and power of tone drastically. Usually a smaller gauge gut string will have less carrying power and be rather 'bright' sounding, whereas a thicker gauge gut string will be more powerful, gritty and with a higher string tension.
Steel-Core Viola Strings: These type of strings were made popular by the non-classical group of players. Strings made of steel core have a direct, clear sound, and few overtones, although those that are wound can have more interesting overtones. They are much more stable in pitch than gut. They also last longer. They are very bright sounding. They are also good for smaller, entry - level or beginner instruments.
Synthetic Core Viola Strings: Synthetic strings are made using other high-tech nylons and composite materials. Synthetic Core strings have the warm sound qualities of gut, but are much more stable pitch.
Vision Viola strings can be matched with most sythetic core strings and also, because of their response and excellent tuning stability, with many steel core strings.
Thomastik Dominant viola strings are synthetic strings with warm tone, feel out gut and are impervious to changes in humidity - the reference standard.
The Dominant string for viola is a highly flexible, multistrand synthetic core string with the tonal warmth and feel of gut. It is impervious to changed in humdity, allowing for stable intonation and long life. The sound is soft, clear and rich in overtones. Dominant strings, widely recognized as "the reference standard", are legendary for distinctive tone and playability.
Thomastik Spirocore viola strings with multiwire sprial rope core, less inertia and long vibration, equally effective when playing arco or pizzicato.
Spirocore for viola strings
Flexible multiwire spiral rope core. Less inertia, longer period of musical vibration. Equally effective when playing arco or pizzicato. Highly responsive, long lasting string.
Superflexible for viola strings
Steep Rope core reduces stiffness and improves elasticity. Excellent purity of open fifths. Unsurpassed durability and tuning stability. Dependable all-around string.
Precision for viola strings
Solid steel core string with brilliance in tone and feel which is very durable and a budget solution for players in all fields.