Dominant Violin String, A

By Thomastik

4.6 from 79 reviews
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£10.92 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Full size, Medium tension
99+ in stock
3/4 size, Medium
47 in stock
1/2 size, Medium
25 in stock
1/4 size, Medium
7 in stock
1/8 size, Medium
5 in stock
Full size, High tension (Stark)
5 in stock
Full size, Low tension (Light)
3 in stock

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.


The original and best known synthetic cored string. Regarded as the reference standard for this type of string. Well adapted to give excellent playing properties on any instrument.

Dominant strings give a warm and clear sound which closely approximates to a traditional covered gut string. Tonally stable and easy to play on they suitable for all players beginner to professional.

Available in three tensions in full size and medium tension in fractional sizes. Aluminium wound on a multi-strand synthetic core.

To check your instrument size measure the length of the back (LOB) excluding the 'button' which is the thumb shaped extension at the top where the neck is anchored. Old instruments can vary, if more than 1/2" over choose the next size up.

4/4 - LOB 356mm (14")

3/4 - LOB 330mm (13")

1/2 - LOB 305mm (12")

1/4 - LOB 280mm (11")

1/8 - LOB 254mm (10")


  • 1/8 to full size
  • Aluminium on synthetic core. Cat. no.131
  • Three tensions (full size)
  • Ball end
  • Made in Austria

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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
15/06/2011 08:13
Mirfield, United Kingdom


Good quality string at a fair price

Pros: Good solid sound, rich and deep. Reliable for both beginners and advance students.

Cons: Nothing!

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07/05/2011 00:13
London, United Kingdom


dominants-good reliable strings

Pros: great! a good reliable string

Cons: nothing

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10/04/2011 13:39
Whitchurch, United Kingdom


excellent value for money

Pros: recommended by Daughter's violin teacher

Cons: none that aware of

Other: Really sorry cannot say anymore as am a non musical person, but sounds good. However was speedy delivey, thank you.

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16/03/2011 15:16
Llanfair P.G., United Kingdom

Keen Amateur


Pros: Des the job

Cons: None

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22/02/2011 22:08
Atherstone, United Kingdom


Stronger version of the normal dominant A

Pros: Tried the strong version as my son is a high quality Irish Fiddle player which involves repeated, flicks and other ornaments predominantly on this string.

Cons: Slightly more difficult to play on. Will need to experiment more

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21/02/2011 09:45
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good but not my choice..

Pros: I have problems with my 16inch viola D. For me this is rather bright but the tone was good.

Cons: A trifle bright and no advantsge over good metal eg Prim & Prelude.

Other: Prompt & good service from Sringzone.

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David Petrie
21/01/2011 09:45
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom


Day-to-day ordinary reliable workhorse.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: It settles in quickly and then keeps its pitch. Failure (due to wrapping wearing through and coming loose) is gradual and allows timely replacement.

Cons: Nothing specific

Other: This is a spare for use when the the current one wears out, it replaces another of the same product.

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20/01/2011 08:47
Reading, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Middle or Soft? It depends on the violin.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: The narrower gauge sits well under the fingers without loss of volume or projection, and sounds better on my electric violin than the 'middle' A, which is rather more metallic and penetrating.

Cons: The frequencies generated tend towards the harsh, nasal part of the spectrum on my carbon fibre instrument, and sound slightly thin and reedy on my standard violin.

Other: The reason for trying out this gauge was that I had had a succession of A strings unravel in the region of the third finger after about 100 hours' playing, and hoped that the Soft A might last as long as the others. In this regard I have been successful; although it is hardly a scientific study.

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07/04/2017 09:55
Dorchester, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

This string does what it says on the packet
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: It came in good condition and was no trouble to fix. It hasn't lost too much pitch since I put it on.

Cons: Nothing - rather too soon to say.

Other: As I said in a separate email I think asking for a review of a string is a waste of time. The string I buy is not usually fitted until the next one breaks. This was an exception

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Mr Wawman
28/02/2017 09:23
Southampton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Dominant strings suited all my needs over 30 years
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I find Dominant violin strings completely reliable and have used them for the last 30 years

Cons: I can't find anything wrong with Dominant violin strings

Other: I find The String Zone to be a thoroughly reliable company in supplying all the accessories I need for my violin.

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