Pirastro Perpetual double bass strings were developed primarily for pizzicato. A modern string with excellent flexibility, feel and the nuance of color Pirastro is famous for.
Perpetual Double Bass Strings (Description from Pirastro):
- All strings are chrome steel wound on a uniquely designed and extremely flexible high-tensile steel rope core.
- Tremendous projection and clarity, a powerful and focused low end gives way to a full, sophisticated upper register.
- Very consistent and precise pizzicato attack with an additional punchiness on the lower strings.
- Extremely energetic with very little effort and a juicy right hand feel when played pizzicato, yet strong and complex with good stability under the bow.
- Highly articulate bow response without being brittle
- Breaks in quickly with excellent stability
- Mainly developed for pizzicato, the new Perpetual double bass strings are also for arco players looking for a precise and clear tone with a wide variety of dynamics.
As string makers, the first question we are usually asked when we introduce a new set of double bass strings is what style of playing are they most suitable for? With our new Perpetual bass set, we would like to encourage the players to decide for themselves. Mainly developed for pizzicato, the new Perpetual double bass strings were designed to provide the player with a comfortable left hand feel, fast articulate response, and strong energetic tone. Using a new uniquely designed extremely flexible steel rope core, the Pirastro Perpetual double bass strings provide incredible stability and tremendous power. With a little adjustment on the players end, the voice can be manipulated to suit a wide variety of styles. A powerful and focused low end gives way to a full, sophisticated upper register.
When played arco the Perpetual bass has a clear yet complex tone with an intense power that can be felt by the musician as well as the listener. With their effortless left hand feel and an astonishingly quick bow response, the Perpetual allows the player to practice for long periods of time with little fatigue.
In closing, at PIRASTRO we know very well that no individual bass set is suited to fit every player and every style of music but cordially invite you to discover the Perpetual possibilities of this unique 21st century string set.