Passione

The powerful gut string

  • finely wound and polished, handmade gut strings
  • warm core sound combined with a complex overtone spectrum
  • great projection
  • significantly increased tuning stability vs. traditional gut core strings
  • easy response
  • alternative A-steel string: full and round sound

Passione Viola Strings

Features

  • The sheep gut core of the Passione strings is manufactured, wound and polished in the traditional way, by hand.
  • Passione strings possess a fascinating diversity of sounds, which allows musicians to alter their tone as desired.
  • The core sound is full, round and warm and has a complex overtone spectrum causing brilliance and clarity and a great power of projection.
  • big and powerful tone
  • easy response
  • Significantly reduced playing-in time: Passione strings are immediately playable other than traditional gut strings.
  • significantly increased tuning stability vs. traditional gut core strings
  • well-balanced set harmony
  • Altering the gauge by 1/4 PM changes the tension by 3%.
  • alternative A-string: The A-steel string wound with chrome steel  offers a full and round sound. 

Set

  • The medium set contains the following strings:
    A-aluminum 14 1/4, D-silver 14, G-silver 17,
    C-tungsten-silver 20

Variations

  • A-steel/chrome steel: exceptional full and round sound

Gauges

  • Passione gut strings are manufactured in up to three gauges in steps of 1/4 PM.
  • Passione A-steel string is available in soft, medium and strong.

Tailpiece Options

  • All Passione strings come with a ball-end in order to facilitate the installation.
  • A-steel string has a removable ball.

Packaging

  • envelope
  • straight

Sizes

  • Passione strings are available in 4/4.

Special Features

GAUGES - As a rule of thumb for these strings:

  • The thicker the string is, the more powerful is the sound and the higher is the tension. Strings in strong gauge can be used with a heavier bow and are therefore especially suitable for soloists.
  • A thinner string will produce a brighter sound, however this does not mean that the sound is weaker or loses power. Strings in soft gauge are especially suitable to chamber music due to their easier response and even intonation.

STEEL A-STRING - further information:

  • This string offers a remarkably full and round sound, with an inspiring warmth. In combination with the complex overtone spectrum the musician has the possibility to produce a colorful sound.
  • The tone is precise and focused up to the highest register.
  • great power and projection
  • very easy response
  • The Passione steel core A-string can be combined with any other D-, G- and C-strings.
TONE ITEM DESCRIPTION ART.NO.
A Gut/Aluminum 14 Envelope
4/4 7.1 kp
229131
A Gut/Aluminum 14 Straight
4/4 7.1 kp
229132
A Gut/Aluminum 14 1/4 Envelope
4/4 7.3 kp
229141
A Gut/Aluminum 14 1/4 Straight
4/4 7.3 kp
229142
A Gut/Aluminum 14 1/2 Envelope
4/4 7.5 kp
229151
A Gut/Aluminum 14 1/2 Straight
4/4 7.5 kp
229152
D Gut/Silver 13 3/4 Envelope
4/4 5.8 kp
229231
D Gut/Silver 13 3/4 Straight
4/4 5.8 kp
229232
D Gut/Silver 14 Envelope
4/4 6.0 kp
229241
D Gut/Silver 14 Straight
4/4 6.0 kp
229242
D Gut/Silver 14 1/4 Envelope
4/4 6.2 kp
229251
D Gut/Silver 14 1/4 Straight
4/4 6.2 kp
229252
G Gut/Silver 16 3/4 Envelope
4/4 5.6 kp
229331
G Gut/Silver 16 3/4 Straight
4/4 5.6 kp
229332
G Gut/Silver 17 Envelope
4/4 5.8 kp
229341
G Gut/Silver 17 Straight
4/4 5.8 kp
229342
G Gut/Silver 17 1/4 Envelope
4/4 5.9 kp
229351
G Gut/Silver 17 1/4 Straight
4/4 5.9 kp
229352
C Gut/Tungsten-Silver 19 3/4 Envelope
4/4 6.0 kp
229431
C Gut/Tungsten-Silver 19 3/4 Straight
4/4 6.0 kp
229432
C Gut/Tungsten-Silver 20 Envelope
4/4 6.1 kp
229441
C Gut/Tungsten-Silver 20 Straight
4/4 6.1 kp
229442
C Gut/Tungsten-Silver 20 1/4 Envelope
4/4 6.2 kp
229451
C Gut/Tungsten-Silver 20 1/4 Straight
4/4 6.2 kp
229452
SET Mittel Envelope
4/4
229021
SET Mittel Straight
4/4
229022
A Steel/Chrome Steel Removable Ball End Weich Envelope
4/4 8.0 kp
322111
A Steel/Chrome Steel Removable Ball End Mittel Envelope
4/4 8.2 kp
322121
A Steel/Chrome Steel Removable Ball End Stark Envelope
4/4 8.6 kp
322131

Discover why following musicians favor Passione:

> Robin Ashwell
> Emile Cantor
> Lawrence Power
> Geneviève Strosser