Pirastro Perpetual 'Edition' Cello Strings
Pirastro Perpetual Edition Cello Strings are characterized 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 focused 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 development, Pirastro concentrated on reducing the break-in time. Their 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 significantly reduces the break-in time. 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. Their musical intuition and expertise allowed them to realize this milestone in their developmental work.
Pirastro approaches 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 they had to meet were easy playability, long durability, and perfect string-to-string harmony. This new idea laid the foundation for them to make changes to the materials and processing techniques so that the strings acquired further tonal dimension. This new dimension opens up the instrument to its full tonal colors and grants musicians the technical freedom to fully focus on their playing.
As one musician put it, the Perpetual Edition are the most power-packed strings in the Pirastro lineup. 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 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 player’s desire for projection in an impressive way, while maintaining an inspiring light playability. The Perpetual Edition strings offer an exceptionally nice bow resistance which results in a very fast and direct response, especially on the lower strings.