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Perpetual Double Bass Strings

Features

 
  • 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.
  • Highly responsive to left hand technique with incredible vibrato and a precise and clear musicality on the D&G strings.
  • Effortless left hand feel allows players to practice for long periods of time with little fatigue.
  • Very consistent and precise pizzicato attack with an edginess or grit 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
  • For pizzicato and arco players looking for a string that has a strong fundamental or core tone with a wide variety of dynamics.

Set

Variations

  • Orchestra tuning

  • E2.10m

  • B5

Gauges

Sizes

  • medium

  • 3/4

Perpetual Possibilities

 
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. Similar to the rest of our Perpetual string line, 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 flexible steel rope core, the Perpetual double bass strings offer 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 pizzicato the Perpetual bass strings have a very consistent and precise attack with almost an electric fretless quality on the upper strings. The E and A strings have the same precision but also have an edginess or grit that pizzicato players crave. Under the right hand the Perpetual bass strings provide a juicy and supple feel with a comfortable tension that players of many styles are looking for.
When played arco the Perpetual bass set has a complex tone with a precise and clear musicality on the G&D strings. The lower strings share the same clarity but also provide an intense power that can be felt by the musician as well as the listener. With their effortless left hand feel and 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.
TONE ITEM DESCRIPTION SIZE kp PEG END TAILPIECE END ART.NO.
G Orchestra Rope Core/Chrome Steel Mittel 3/4 26.3 345120
D Orchestra Rope Core/Chrome Steel Mittel 3/4 26.4 345220
A Orchestra Rope Core/Chrome Steel Mittel 3/4 28.7 345320
E Orchestra Rope Core/Chrome Steel Mittel 3/4 28.6 345420
SET Orchestra Mittel 3/4 345020
E 2.10m Orchestra Rope Core/Chrome Steel Mittel 3/4 33.5 345620
B5 Orchestra Rope Core/Chrome Steel Mittel 3/4 30.0 345520
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