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We have released “Pesante,” a weight designed by cellists to improve the stability of the cello.

We have released “Pesante,” a weight designed by cellists to improve the stability of the cello.
*Adachi Lime Industry Co., Ltd.*
Press release: July 11, 2024
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We have released “Pesante,” a weight designed by cellists to improve the stability of the cello.
*Stainless steel weight “Pesante” lowers the cello’s center of gravity and improves stability. Covers the physical strain of playing the cello. Simple structure that is easy to install, suitable for everyone from beginners to professionals. *
▲ Playing with Pesante attached
Adachi Lime Industry Co., Ltd. (Adachi, Niimi City, Okayama
Prefecture, Representative Director: Shunjiro Shizuka), located in Niimi City, Okayama Prefecture, is run by Hiroshi Hayashi, a professor and cellist at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts.
Together with Mr. Yutaka, we developed the cello weight “Pesante”. It will be on sale from July 5, 2024 at the online store operated by the company.

▼“Pesante” official website
https://pesante.jp/

▲ Pesante attached to cello endpin
▲Pesante basic set and additional weights

■ Physique and physical strength required for cello players
In order to play the cello accurately, it must be supported by both legs and the chest, and must be stable enough to not shake even when the force of plucking the strings is applied. However, for people who are small or lack confidence in their physical strength, it can be difficult to maintain a good posture.

■ Mechanism and effects of Pesante
“Pesante” is a cello weight invented by a cellist* (*1)*
. By attaching Pesante to the endpin, the center of gravity moves downwards, leading to an improved sense of stability when playing. It has a simple structure that just needs to be fixed to the end pin by hand, making it easy for everyone from beginners to professionals to use.

The weight can be changed to 600g, 900g, or 1,200g* (*2)*, and can be adjusted according to the performer’s physical strength and condition, performance venue, and song title.
[Weight + hook]
The set includes a 600g weight and a 77g hook for attaching to the end pin* (*3)*.
[Additional weight]
300g weight each. There are screws and screw holes on both sides, so you can fix it by hand.
Weight + hook: 677g and 977g by adding 300g of additional weight, which can be further increased to 1.277g* (*4)*.

*1 The name “Pesante” comes from a musical term meaning “heavy” or “profound.” *2 In addition to the weight, the weight of the mounting hook 77g is added. *3 End pin diameter corresponds to φ8mm to 12mm.
(Depending on the combination of end pin material and weight, φ10 mm or more is recommended)
*4 One additional weight is included with the basic set. If installing 2 pieces, additional purchase is required.

▲ Attach two additional weights to make the weight up to 1,277g. ▲ When in use, tighten it by hand to the end pin.

■ Development history of Pesante from developer Yutaka Hayashi chance
At first, we came up with the idea of ​​adding a weight to the end of the endpin to prevent it from slipping when playing the cello. When I tried it out, I found that a secondary effect was that it gave me a sense of stability in my playing style. From now on, we will talk about improving the sense of stability using weights.
Through repeated development and testing, we have discovered that even if the weight is the same, concentrating the weight toward the rear achieves both lightness and stability.
Responses from cellists

As we continued testing with multiple cellists, word of mouth spread about its effectiveness, and the number of people using it for their performances increased. However, there were many problems with the prototype, as it was fixed to the end pin with a hexagonal wrench, so sometimes people forgot the wrench and couldn’t attach it, sometimes they compromised on a portable size even though they wanted it to be heavier, and sometimes they couldn’t unintentionally remove the end pin. It was a constant struggle, as I had to take it out and carry it around.
Toward commercialization

Since we were able to experience the effect of stabilizing musical instruments, a project was launched to improve ease of use and commercialize the product. The current Pesante was created by pursuing solutions to the requests and issues of those who tried it, including ease of removal, variable weight, and a design that blends in with the performers and instruments at concerts.
I hope Pesante helps many cellists.

■Product/purchase information
[Pesante basic set]
・Contents: weight, hook, 1 additional weight, leather case
・Price: 29,700 yen (tax included)
* -Weight, additional weight-*
・Dimensions: Weight 73mm x Φ45mm / Hook 31mm x Φ25mm / Additional weight 33mm x Φ45mm
・Weight: Weight 600g / Hook 77g / Additional weight 300g
・Material: Stainless steel
▲ Pesante basic set (weight, hook, 1 additional weight)
* -Leather case-*
・Dimensions: Approx. 250mm x 250mm
・Material: Cowhide, metal buttons
▲Leather case
▲Pesante wrapped in a leather case

[Additional weight single item]
・Price: 4,400 yen (tax included)
・Dimensions: 33mm x Φ45mm
・Weight: 300g
・Material: Stainless steel
▲Additional weight (single item)

■ Related information
・Release date: July 5, 2024
・Planning: Yu Hayashi
・Product design/Design: Toshihiko Kanamaru (Ichita Suichi)
・Logo design: ☾una (Luna) Born in Okinawa Prefecture. Currently enrolled in the Department of Design and Crafts, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts. Currently studying abroad at Hongik University (South Korea) for a short period of time.
・Manufacturing and sales: Adachi Lime Industry Co., Ltd.
・Trademark registration No. 6789681
・Utility model registration No. 3245763
・Design registration No. 1769333
■ Official website/store information
・Pesante official website
  https://pesante.jp/
・Online store handling
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* About Adachi Lime Industry Co., Ltd. *
Head Office: 3893 Adachi, Niimi City, Okayama Prefecture 718-0006 Toilet: 909-1 Hirano, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama 701-0151 Central Sanban 1st Floor East
Representative: Representative Director Shunjiro Shizu
Established: January 1944
U R L: https://www.ashidachi.co.jp/
Business details:
Mining and sales of limestone, manufacturing and sales of limestone powder, quicklime, and slaked lime, construction management for water, air, and soil purification work, and manufacturing and sales of equipment and materials, contracting, design, and construction of civil engineering and construction work, and related materials. Manufacturing and sales of oil and fat fuels, industrial and agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, cleaning agents and solvents, etc.

* About Pesante creator Yutaka Hayashi *
Affiliation: Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Faculty of Music, Department of Music, Music Expression Major, String Course
Final Education:
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music  Die Hochschule für Musik Freiburg Aufbaustudienganges Künstlerische Ausbildung completed
Honorary member: Servais Society (Belgium)
 Bestanden: Die Hochschule für Musik Freiburg Aufbaustudium
Degree Obtained: Bachelor of Arts (Music): Tokyo University of the Arts Specialty: Cello
Related work history:
Principal player of the Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra (April 1992 – March 1993) Top player of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra (April 1993 – July 1996) Part-time lecturer at Kobe Jogakuin University (April 1999 – present) Associate Professor, Soai University (April 2010 – March 2016) Official Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@YouTakeaCello
Official website: http://yutaka-hayashi.vc/
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