Pirastro Passione Double Bass Strings offer outstanding arco playability and are extremely well-balanced concerning tension and sound. The response is incredibly easy and flexible, and the notes are separate and distinctly clean when played in fast passages–whether playing Spicatto or Legato. The core sound is full, round, and warm. The complex overtone spectrum results in a deep and noble sound with great projection and power. The sustain characteristics of the string allow a strong, warm pizzicato in an inspiring diversity of sounds. Pirastro Passione Double Bass Strings are constructed with a high-tensile and very flexible rope core, which offers optimal sound and playability characteristics.
Pirastro Passione Double Bass Strings are available in Medium/Mittel and Heavy/Stark tension or Solo. Please make your string selection in the customization tab above before adding the item to your cart. Medium tension is preferred by most players, but if you are unsure which string set is for you, consult the Color Code below, or call our shop at +1 (860) 535-9399.
Gary’s Thoughts: Pirastro Passione Double Bass Strings are very bow friendly, much like the Thomastik Belcanto, but with a slightly lighter tension. The Solo string set feels “normal,” about as close to orchestra tension as possible, but without that wirey frustrating sound.
- Rope core steel strings
- Especially suited for arco
- Round, noble, and warm sound
- Big tone, powerful volume
- Short sustain
Pirastro Passione Color Codes:
Upton Bass is a double bass specialty company located in Mystic, Connecticut. We are ready to offer advice and answer any questions you have regarding your double bass, strings for your double bass, or related topics. Any questions? Email email@example.com or call our shop at (860) 535-9399. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.