Vibrating String Length

The vibrating string length, also called mensur, is the part of the string between bridge and upper nut.

If your instrument has a different vibrating string length, please send an email info@pirastro.com  for individual string recommendation.

Violin

SIZE/
GAUGE/
LABEL

VIBRATINGS

STRING LENGTH

cm  inch
4/4 32,5 cm 12.80"
3/4 - 1/2 29,5 cm 11.61"
1/4 - 1/8 24,2 cm 9.53"
1/16 - 1/32 19,8 cm 7.80"

 

Viola

SIZE/
GAUGE/
LABEL

VIBRATINGS

STRING LENGTH
cm  inch
4/4 37 cm 14.57"
3/4 - 1/2 31,4 cm 12.36"
Recommendation: Gauge „strong/stark" 34 cm - 36 cm 13.39" - 14.17"
Recommendation: Gauge „soft/weich" 38,5 cm - 40 cm 15.16" - 15.75"
TONICA is also available for 40 cm 15.75"
TONICA is also available for 43 cm 16.93"

 

Cello

SIZE/
GAUGE/
LABEL

VIBRATINGS

STRING LENGTH
cm  inch
4/4 69 cm 27.17"
3/4 - 1/2 60,4 cm 23.78"
1/4 - 1/8 49,2 cm 19.37"

 

Double Bass

SIZE/
GAUGE/
LABEL

VIBRATINGS

STRING LENGTH
cm  inch
5/4 114 cm 44.88"
3/4 106 cm 41.73"
1/2 96 cm 37.80"
1/4 90 cm 35.43"
1/8 80 cm 31.50"
1/10 - 1/16 70 cm 27.56"

 

Gamba

SIZE/
GAUGE/
LABEL

VIBRATINGS

STRING LENGTH
cm  inch
Viola D'Amore 38 cm 14.96"
Hardanger-Fiddle 32,5 cm 12.80"
Pardessus 32,5 cm 12.80"
Treble-Gamba 38 cm 7.80"
Alto-Gamba 52,5 cm 20.67"
Bass Tenor-Gamba 64 cm - 68 cm 25.20" - 26.77"
Violone 91 cm - 97 cm 35.83" - 38.19"