Pirastro Oliv Cello 4/4

String Set for Cello

  • A and D strings: Gut/Aluminium
  • G and C strings: Gut/Silver
  • Set 231020

Further Information

Length Of Strings 4/4
Ball End Yes
Loop End Yes
Set Yes
Single String No
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Martin93, 06.01.2018
People say, once you go gut, you never go back to steel. It's truth for me.
Pros - They are actually louder and project more than the heavy gauge steel strings I've used before. They are also capable of playing much softer than steel strings.
The colour range is huge.
They are very light under the left hand, thumb position doesn't hurt.
You don't have to change tailpiece, the knots fit right in finetuners, to be sure it doesn't cut in the knot I added small pieces of leather underneath it.
Cons - tuning - for first 3 days you only tune
They are very thick. A is thicker than steel G, D is thicker than C.
They feel very sticky to the fingers, probably fault of winding. It's hard to slide on them.
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The sound has become stronger
Nitramsen, 03.04.2014
As a dilettante at the cello I have the Oliv strings done. Before, I had Pirastro Synoxa at the cello. At first I was frightened by the more difficult response of the strings, but my teacher encouraged me to leave the strings even longer at the cello; she said that the response would improve firstly and I would also secondly improve my technique through the gut strings themselves. In addition - and this from the beginning - came the more beautiful, fuller softer sound I am very glad about. Synoxa have a clear radiant sound. Oliv stir to the soul. All in good time.
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