Today's best cellists are more than familiar with Pirastro strings. From their long-lasting staying power to their flexibility and beautiful tone, Pirastro cello strings are preferred by orchestra members and soloists around the world. In this catalog you'll find that Pirastro provides a wide variety of types ranging from gut to synthetic and steel. Each of these materials offer their own unique tonal characteristics, and Pirastro puts a great deal of hard work and passion into every string and string set sitting in these pages.
So with that in mind, which string type is right for you? Before making any quick decisions, it helps to have a better idea of how different string materials will impact your performance. For example, gut strings are the original classical music string and they're still favored today by Baroque-style musicians for their light feel, warm sound and complex overtones. Sound appealing? Check out the Pirastro Olive Series strings: these are sold separately in this section, and the Oliv Series Cello G String and Cello D string are both top sellers.
Steel core cello strings are another common type. Durable and stable even at high volumes, steel core strings are often used by jazz and folk cellists for their bright tone (they also pair great with electric cello models). If this is more up your alley, take a look at the Chromcor Series Cello String Set. From their easy response to their fast tunability, these medium-gauge steel strings will project your cello talents loud and clear for everyone to hear.
Now, if it's a string with a dark timbre and quick response that you're after, a synthetic string set is the way to go. Need a suggestion? Turn your attention to the Aricore Series Cello String Set 4/4 Size. Aricore Series strings hold up very well to temperature and humidity change, and they're also available here in individual string packages.
There are many other Pirastro cello string sets here as well, and giving each of your options a closer look is the best way to ensure the first choice you make is the right one. The simple truth is that some cellists can go years before they finally settle on their absolute favorite, so don't shy away from trying out more than one set. Just stick with Pirastro, and you'll be bound to discover something that highlights your strongest playing traits.