Without losing the quality craftsmanship perfected over six generations, the Pirastro Chromcor viola string set are affordable and durable. Recommended for student and amateur violists, the viola strings feature a solid filament steel core which allows for easy bowing response, instant tuning stability and a projected, bright tone. The steel core also makes the Chromcor viola strings impervious to humidity and temperature changes. The Pirastro Chromcor viola string set is wound with chrome steel and is resistant to corrosion. The strings produce a bright tone that is also full and rounded. Although the chrome steel winding and steel core produce a bright tone, the sound is not shrill or metallic sounding. Because of Chromcor’s tone and powerful projection, the steel core strings are also recommended for electrical and amplified violas. These viola strings are only produced in a medium gauge to meet the needs of a majority of violists.