Perpetual Cello Strings Assertiveness and Projection * Pirastro's most powerful Cello string * minimal playing-in time * great dynamic range enhancing the unique natural qualities of each Cello About Perpetual Pirastro engineers were faced with the challenge of developing a string using ground-breaking construction and superior material composition, while creating the machines required to achieve this. Pirastro's musical intuition and expertise allowed them to realise this milestone in their developmental work. Pirastro approached the field of violonCello strings from an entirely new perspective: Being able to forget your surroundings and focus on playing is what inspires and comforts a cellist. Therefore the key parameters we had to meet were easy playability, long durability, and perfect string-to-string harmony. This new idea laid the foundation for Pirastro to make changes to the materials and processing techniques so that the strings acquired a further tonal dimension. This new dimension opens up the instrument to its full tonal colours and grants the musician the technical freedom to fully focus on their play. Perpetual strings are characterised by great flexibility and an extraordinary tonal spectrum – from a sweet, warm tone to sheer endless power, everything is possible. The sound is like a large house with plenty of room for individual design. At the same time the tone is focussed and clear, the most delicate touches are instantly audible and the base warmth always present. The natural qualities and timbre of each Cello are enhanced by the strings’ great dynamics and intensity. During the development we concentrated on reducing the break-in time. Our technicians did an impressive amount of research and analysis to develop a device for measuring the settling-in time, so each individual string can be tuned and brought to pitch before dispatch. This enables the materials used in the string to adjust and settle which reducing break-in time significantly. The Sets: Medium Set The Perpetual medium set is tonally clear and precise with tremendous warmth. The bow response of each string is easy and direct with no delay time, even the smallest bow movements are transformed immediately into sound. Soloist Set For more brilliance and dynamics we also offer the Perpetual in a soloist version. The combination of its wonderfully round and full sounding A with a surprisingly small diameter soloistic D awards the player with a sound image that has incredible radiance and presence. Edition Set As a musician put it, the Perpetual Edition are the most power-packed strings in our program. Tone by tone the shine of this new string radiates into the room without sounding metallic or sharp. Like having a palette in their hands, the Perpetual Edition provides the musicians with every tonal color from a focused bright sound to a room filling warmth which is like a hug for the music enthusiast. With their sonority, volume, and flexibility the new Perpetual Edition fulfills the players’ desire for projection in an impressive way while maintaining an inspiring light playability. The Perpetual Edition strings offer an exceptional nice bow resistance which results in a very fast and direct response especially on the lower strings. Tailpiece Options: All strings have a ball-end. Sizes: Perpetual strings are available in 4/4. Variations: * Cadenza: G & C With their pleasant string tension, the Perpetual Cadenza G- and C-strings inspire the player with an even lighter response without a compromise in volume and projection. The tone is pure and clear with brilliance, depth, and power which opens up many possibilities to create new sound colors for the discerning cellist. Due to the lower tension of the Perpetual Cadenza G & C the Cello is noticeably relieved which can allow it to open up and unfold freely. The A- and D-strings will thereby gain presence by allowing them to vibrate very easily while maintaining the basic sound characteristic which is dynamic and warm. Perpetual Cadenza G & C are suitable for older Italian as well as new instruments, and harmonize wonderfully with the Perpetual A & D as well as other Pirastro Cello strings. * Strong: G & C With an increased string tension the Perpetual Strong G & C have a very powerful sound with great volume and clarity.