$ 65.25 $ 57.40
$ 65.25 $ 57.40
Pirastro Oliv Cello D String* Aluminum wound/gut core
Traditional gut core string with brilliant, big complex warm tone & easy response
I love the tone, projection and response of these strings. Currently I use A and D Oliv with Passione G and C and they combine great.
I have been using gut strings on and off for a few years now. My favorite set is the full set of the thick gauge Oliv. The D string doesn't disappoint. Very clear sound, quick action, and a great flexibility under the finger. If you haven't tried gut string in the past, this is a sign that you should. As stated below, make sure that you take your instrument to a luthier before installing gut strings. You will likely need to have the grooves of the bridge and nut adjusted to avoid tearing the winding and ruining your string.
I've loved gut strings for a long time. The Oliv D has a wonderful sound with warm characteristics throughout. At first, it may start a bit raw, as it will need time to develop and "season" properly. Tuning wise, it stabilizes after just a day or so. As one plays on it, it will start adapting to one's playing style and sound production. This string has three different gauges. But even the thinnest gauge is much thicker than steel D strings. If you want to try gut strings you have to modify your bridge to fit them properly (as well as the nut) by widening the string grooves. To play on gut requires a full commitment because they're not for everyone. Also, not every cello takes to them. I use steel A and Olivs D, G, and C. My old French cello has never sounded better!