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Strings for Double BassStrings for 3/4 and 4/4 size Basses

Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Upright Bass Strings

         Manufactured by: Pirastro

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Pirastro ObligatoPirastro Evah Pirazzi
The Evah Pirazzi BASS strings created quite a stir and a lot of demand when they were released in 2007. They have a core made from a new synthetic fiber that Pirastro recently developed, wound with a polished chrome steel.

Their sound has some similarity to Pirastro's popular Obligato strings, but they also have marked differences. They have generally less sustain than most metal-core strings; their damping is such that their sustain is middling, but isn't overdone or "electric-bassy" sounding; the decay fades quicker than that of most steel strings. Plucked, they sound full and fat, with a strong, solid fundamental and very good projection. Most notable is a subtle percussive "ping" to the front attack of the note, when playing pizzicato (with fingers), that provides a nice touch of articulation to an otherwise warm, dark tone. This unique and interesting characteristic sets the Evahs apart as an all-around good choice for a variety of styles, particularly if you like the "old school" sound -- yet with something "new" thrown in.

The balance from string to string is good, and arco response is warm and full-bodied. With their big sound, they can practically shake the room when you bow a low E -- very satisfying! They have plenty of "grab" for the bow and that "just right" tone for arco: full and complex, not scratchy at all.

Sticking to a comparison to the Obligatos, they're also a different feel; they have a beefier tension, with less "roll" (lateral twisting when you're playing, particularly pizz). However, most players report that the "tightness" or "stiffness" is reduced as the strings break in - sonically, they also seem to require some "break-in" to really start to bloom, and even begin to growl a bit better once you've been playing on them for a couple weeks.

Due to the reduced string tension, the playability of the Weich (light) Set is very easy. The string tension of the Weichs on an average 3/4 size bass is about 10% lower compared to the Orchestral/Medium set. According to Pirastro, The Weich Set has a "pronounced core sound" and the sound is brighter and growlier with a little more sustain. I suspect that this may -- at least in part -- have something to do with increased interaction with the fingerboard, due to the lighter tension.

The Solo Tuning Set is designed to be played with a tuning one whole step up (F#/B/E/A), but can be tuned to standard pitch as an alternative (making them slightly lighter still, compared to the weich set.)

Color Code
  • At the tailpiece end:
    • All Strings: black spiral on light green
  • At the peg end:
    • Orchestra: G – brown; D – red; A – black; E – green; H5/Low B – yellow; Extended E – green
    • Weich: Same as Orchestra, with a rose-colored ring
    • Solo: A1 Solo – light gray; E2 Solo – light green; H3B Solo – light yellow; FIS4 Solo – light blue; C high Solo – violet; CIS5 – light violet
4/4 bass? Pirastro designs these 3/4 size bass strings to fit on a standard 3/4 size bass and most 4/4 basses. They may very well fit your bass if it is larger than 3/4. For your reference, the length of a representative string, as measured against the bass tailpiece to the nut is 55.5 inches (51.5" playable, 4" for silk-wrapped afterlength), plus an additional silk-wrapped 11.75 inches to handle stringing in the pegbox.




We source our Pirastro strings directly from the factory-authorized US Distributor, and they are the real deal. Only legitimately sourced strings are certified for sale by US dealers. Buying your guaranteed authentic Pirastro strings from us means that you can be confident that you'll have the support of the manufacturer AND us here at Gollihur Music.


  • stable, firm - no roll
  • nice unique "pop" in their attack
  • a versatile "hybrid" string
  • BIG fundamental
  • very bowable
  • well-balanced set
  • middling, musical sustain
  • great projection and resonance

String
Gauges:
MED/
ORCH
WEICH (Solo)
E .110 .104 Fis4 (F#) .100
A .089 .086 H3(B) .083
D .071 .068 E2 .063
G .059 .058 A1 .057
High C .053 .053 High C .053
H5 (Low B) .128
EXT E(C) .114 .109
all measurements approximate; taken with our digital caliper


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I installed the Pirastro strings and Kolstein bridge. The sound is excellent. I recently put the bass track to a TV commercial for our church. The recording engineer ran the bass straight to the board. No amp, no eq box, and the sound was true. Your instructions for the install were perfect. This was my first string job. Thank you.
Lynn E.