The new string set, which became available in June, costs about $178.
Evah Golds have been particularly popular with violists, namely for the clarity and strength of the C string, said Pirastro U.S. Marketing Director Ed Mingo. This new set came at the request of violists seeking that same power on the D and G strings, he said.
In the new steel-core set, the A string is steel, wrapped with chrome steel. The D, G and C strings are made with "a high-precision steel rope core material." The D and G are wound with chrome steel, and the C is wound with a fine tungsten wire that has been specially developed for use on musical strings. "The special processing of these materials allows these steel strings to provide the player with a large and soloistic volume of sound," said Pirastro in a statement.
You may be wondering, didn't Pirastro already have a set of Evah Golds for viola? Yes, they did, and in fact, they already had two sets. One, the "standard set," contains an A with steel wrapped in chrome still, Silver D and G, and C with tungsten-silver. The "alternative set" is the same thing, only with a C that has a steel rope core, with tungsten. The new set is different because it's all steel-core strings, and D, G and C are steel rope core.
More information about the new Evah Pirazzi Gold steel-core viola strings can be found here.
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