Passione Violin Strings: The gut string with increased tuning stability. * Finely wound and polished, handmade gut strings * Powerful sound * Very easy response * Significantly increased tuning stability vs. traditional gut core strings Features: * The sheep gut core of the Passione strings is manufactured, wound and polished in the traditional way, by hand. * The core sound is full, round and warm and has a complex overtone spectrum causing brilliance and clarity and a great power of projection. * Passione strings possess a fascinating diversity of sounds, which allows musicians to alter their tone as desired. * The sound is big and powerful. * Very easy response on all levels of the dynamic range * The accuracy of the contact point is easily manageable. * Significantly reduced playing-in time: Passione strings are immediately playable other than traditional gut strings. * Altering the gauge by 1/4 PM changes the tension by 3%. Set: * The medium set contains the following strings: * E-Silvery Steel 26, * A-aluminum 13 1/2, D-silver 13 1/2, * G-silver 16 1/2 Tailpiece Options: * All A-, D- and G-strings come with a ball-end in order to facilitate the installation. * The E-strings are available with ball- or loop-end. Gauges: * Passione A-, D- and G-strings are manufactured in up to five gauges in steps of 1/4 PM. * The Passione E-string Silvery Steel is available in the following gauges:0.255mm – 0.26mm – 0.267mm. Packaging: * Envelope * Straight Sizes: * All Passione strings are available in 4/4. Special Features: The length of colored silk at the peg end of the Passione G-string is different than the length of the A- and D- strings. This has been done intentionally and is part of the construction of the G-string. The special length of the G-string’s color winding at the peg end prevents the string from breaking in the peg box. At the latest after two to three days the stretching process will be finalized. As a result the silk winding will no longer reach over the nut. Pirastro has made numerous tests with this special G on various Violins all differing in size and the string has always fitted. On some Violins it takes longer, with other Violins the string even fits from the beginning.