Welcome

News

Stringfinder

FIND OUT WHICH PIRASTRO STRING IS IDEAL FOR YOU

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”.

INSTRUMENT
 
DE | EN | KO
Impressum Privacy Policy Terms of Service

Strings for Electric Instruments

 

The correct string for your electric instrument depends upon the type of pick-up being used, with a choice between electro-magnetic and piezo-electric pick-ups. Magnetic pick-ups are mainly used with guitars and with these sorts of pick-ups, ferro-magnetic strings (those which contain nickel and stainless steel) should be used only.

On the other hand, piezo-pickups are used with electric instruments such as Yamaha Silent Violins™. For these instruments, you should choose strings with a wide variety of colors and a large overtone spectrum.

 

FOR VIOLIN

  • EVAH PIRAZZI synthetic core strings:
    These strings are suitable for a wide variety of playing styles because of their powerful sound and rich overtone spectrum. Please read the statements of musicians to find out more.
  • CHROMCOR steel strings:
    Fiddlers such as Natalie McMaster particularly recommend the bright, clear and penetrating sound of these strings.
     

FOR VIOLA

  • EVAH PIRAZZI  synthetic core strings:
    These strings are suitable for a wide variety of playing styles because of their powerful sound and rich overtone spectrum. Please read the statements of musicians to find out more.
  • CHROMCOR steel strings:
    These strings are popular amongst musicians due to their bright, clear and penetrating sound.
     

FOR CELLO

  • EVAH PIRAZZI GOLD steel strings:
    clear, full and focused sound with character
  • EVAH PIRAZZI  steel strings:
    penetrating sound and enormous expressive power
  • PERMANENT steel strings:
    direct and brilliant sound, short decay
     

FOR DOUBLE BASS

In general, all of our contrabass strings are suitable for piezo-electric pick-up while the synthetic EVAH PIRAZZI and OBLIGATO strings are especially suitable. Their technical versatility – both for arco and pizzicato – makes these strings an excellent choice.

close