Pirastro Announces New Viola Strings: Evah Pirazzi Gold Steel-Core

July 7, 2022, 6:24 PM · The German-based string company Pirastro is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Evah Pirazzi Gold Strings with the release of a new string set for violas: Evah Pirazzi Gold Steel-Core Viola Strings.

Evah Pirazzi Gold Viola Strings

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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July 8, 2022 at 06:20 PM · I wonder if these new strings go well with the new Rosin that Shar just advertised this morning.

July 8, 2022 at 06:43 PM · Good question - I don't know much about the new rosin! I have asked a violist, longtime Violinist.com member Jonah Sirota, to string up his viola with these new strings and give us his opinions. So when he is ready, we'll get a little more first-hand perspective on the new strings!

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