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As Pirastro’s range of strings is very comprehensive, use the string finder to narrow down your choice by selecting your instrument and the core material that you prefer and click on “search”.

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Finger-Protect

Our "Finger-Protect" is a tried and tested skin care product for dry and rough skin. Apply our "Finger-Protect" regularly to protect your finger tips against blisters or soreness and to keep them soft and nourished.

 

Advice for string maintenance

CLEAN YOUR STRINGS REGULARY

In order to get the very best sound and response quality you should remove any remaining rosin from the string. During breaks in playing, we recommend that you wipe off any remaining rosin from the string with a soft cloth.

 

STRING OIL

You can also apply a little bit of string oil to the strings at the fingerboard area. Use the string oil sparingly – a small drop on the cloth is enough.

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR GUT STRINGS

Gut strings should not be exposed to dramatic changes in temperature or humidity. This can contribute especially to a reduced lifespan for the string. After playing, we usually recommend that you tune the strings down to a 1/4 tone lower. You should certainly do this before the instrument is transported in an airplane, where humidity drops dramatically and the strings can draw together and, as a result, break. Gut strings are optimally stored at 45% humidity.

Peg Maintenance and use of rosin

PEG MAINTENANCE
To ensure that tuning the strings remains simple and easy, coat the pegs with graphite. Our peg-compound can help with this – coat the surface of the pegs once or twice with peg-compound where they come into contact with the peg box.
If it is still not possible to smoothly turn the pegs, please contact your luthier for further help.

 

USE OF ROSIN

Rosin should be used regularly though sparingly. As a general rule, it is enough to coat the bow once during any practice period. Be careful to apply rosin evenly across the whole length of the bow. This will ensure a good response when played at the frog and tip-end of the bow. Take care that your fingers don’t get covered with rosin and use the cloth provided with all Pirastro rosins.

 

Finger-Protect

DESCRIPTION ART.NO.
Finger-Protect 904200
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String Care

DESCRIPTION ART.NO.
Oil 50ml 912900
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Peg Compound

DESCRIPTION ART.NO.
Peg Compound 904100
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