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Dominant Violin String, A

By Thomastik

4.6 from 70 reviews
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Description

Aluminium on Perlon. All sizes. Ball end, 3 gauges in full size.


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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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A
31/10/2013 13:34
Devon, United Kingdom

Beginner

The Dominant set is let down by the ‘A’ string...
15 out of 16 found the following review helpful

Pros: Dominant strings - as a complete set – are quite rightly the popular choice of ‘universal’ synthetic core string that suits most instruments and most players’ needs. Reliable in tuning stability and tone and reasonable in price – however, badly let down in my opinion by the construction quality of the ‘A’ string….

Cons: A quick read of the other reviews, a search of the internet or even just ask other players and everyone always says the same thing - good strings, but the ‘A’ string unwinds quickly after use and doesn’t last long! Why, oh why then does Thomastik not actually DO something about it then! Clearly there is a construction problem with the A’s for this to be such a commonly experienced problem with so many different users and on so many different instruments – this can’t all be a usage or fitting problem or even sweaty fingers as is usually blamed. I congratulate Thomastik overall on a good string – overall the set is great, but don’t rest on your laurels, things can always be improved – a problem has been identified by your customers – please do look into how this can be remedied unless you’re quite content to be forever known as the ‘good set but poor quality A’ brand of strings that is…

Other: This ‘A’ string is soooo frustrating! In terms of tuning and tone it’s great, but it unwinds at different points of the string spontaneously in next to no time! I won’t be getting replacement Dominant A’s again until they sort this out!

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James
06/05/2016 12:48
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Heavier gauge Dominant A
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: This works much better on my fiddle than the standard Dominant A string. Louder, clearer and altogether stronger sound. Also less inclined to sound a bit on the scratchy side with my playing. All violins are different but this string certainly suits mine. I've never mixed sets of strings before but would recommend experimenting. I now use the standard Dominant G and D strings, the heavier gauge A and the Kaplan/d'Addario Golden Spiral 'Solo' E string, which is much better than the standard Dominant E

Cons: Nothing

Other: Thanks String zone for the advice and usual efficient service

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David
19/12/2011 14:29
Merseyside, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Dominant Violin Strings
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: I've used Dominant strings for several years and I am really happy with the G D and A although I do now use Pirastro Gold Label for the E string as it goes really well with the Dominant strings but I think it has a richer tone.

Cons: None.

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Penelope
29/03/2018 15:59
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Not up to standard at all

Pros: It's not physically broken in any way.

Cons: I normally get on well with Dominant strings, so hopefully I got a one off bad one, but this string has never sounded true, and took far longer to settle than ever before. It sounds dull when plucked, as if I've been playing it for a year, although there is no visible damage. Very disappointed, although as I say I normally love dominant strings.

Other: I bought an E string at the same time and have had no problems

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Mr
05/03/2018 18:42
Lowestoft, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Product good, rapid delivery option dreadful.

Pros: The string was fine.

Cons: I didn't like the lack of clarity about what you actually got in the priority postal service. In the end I felt I just wasted £8, which I was not happy about. No complaints about the product, but I expected a quick service, & paid for it, but by the time I got the string I could have gone into town & probably got it cheaper & sooner!

Other: The priority service, costing me £8 was an utter waste of money, and I would strongly advise bypassing it.

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Alison
11/01/2018 16:57
Watford, United Kingdom

Beginner

Good product. Good value

Pros: Great sound. Soft and smooth under the fingers

Cons: None

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martin
08/01/2018 19:59
leven, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good

Pros: Good tone

Cons: None

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Mark
08/01/2018 19:02
Margate, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Good service and product

Pros: Quick delivery and nice sounding A string. Used today with no problems in a studio session.

Cons: None

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David
05/01/2018 17:16
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Choice delivered when asked for.

Pros: Plenty of choice, quick delivery

Cons: None

Other: I always have spare strings to guard against unexpected failure, so it will be some time before I can assess what these particular ones are like.

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Simon
13/10/2017 20:55
High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Teacher

Always the first - if you can wait

Pros: Excellent price and easy-to-use website

Cons: Took five working days to arrive after ordering

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