Dominant Violin String, D

By Thomastik

4.6 from 21 reviews
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Full size, Medium tension
99+ in stock
3/4 size, Medium
14 in stock
1/2 size, Medium
22 in stock
1/4 size, Medium
14 in stock
1/8 size, Medium
5 in stock
Full size, Low tension (Weich)
4 in stock
Full size, High tension (Stark)
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.132
  • Three tensions (full size)
  • Ball end
  • Made in Austria

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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
01/08/2011 17:33
Chester, United Kingdom


all excellent apart from plain E.
4 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: I love dominant strings! Have been using them for years very reliable, hardwaring and especially stable.

Cons: Don't like plain E string.

Other: Do not like plain E string. Only use aluminium wound(an excellent string).

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28/11/2020 00:38
HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom


New Strings Revive Old Fiddle. Happiness Ensues.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I really liked the finish and the tone quality of the strings. I'm quite new to playing the fiddle (an old Broadwood) so I'm not quite sure why, but these new new strings seem to be a little bit more forgiving than the old strings which they replaced.

Cons: None

Other: They arrived earlier than expected, which is always a bonus!

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29/08/2011 18:09
Minehead, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Excellent strings for a fair price
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have used Dominant Strings for years, mainly for Orchestral playing, but also for Quartets and solos. I have always found them to give a good tone, plus they are long-lasting and stay at proper tuning after only a short time. I have never experienced what some reviewers describe as early unwinding of Dominant Strings. Indeed, I have sometimes changed strings just to ensure a fresh, bright sound in case the strings have become physically flatened by long use.

Cons: Nothing

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30/03/2021 20:40
Christchurch, United Kingdom


Excellent service!

Pros: Very good and fast service. Also very good instructions on fitting were supplied. Would definitely use The Stringzone again.

Cons: Nothing.

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09/10/2017 16:27
Brighton, United Kingdom


Long lasting strings with good tonal response.

Pros: Good quality and reliable strings with good response. Suitable for most instruments. This probably explains why Thomastik Dominant strings are used by professionals and amateurs all over the world.

Cons: None

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26/04/2017 16:26
Thirsk, United Kingdom


Still good

Pros: Dominant strings are still excellent and the Stringzone is prompt and good value. Annoyingly I bought a full set of strings from my local music shop then found they were £20 cheaper on stringzone- I won't be making that mistake again!

Cons: None

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

Keen Amateur

This string does what it says on the packet

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 so far. 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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20/05/2016 10:25
Ilford, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

good strings

Pros: very good

Cons: like

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10/05/2016 16:15
Northampton, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Good service thanks.

Pros: I like playing with Dominant strings as they have a rich tone to them.

Cons: N/a

Other: It arrived swiftly after being ordered. Thank you.

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14/07/2015 15:56
Stafford, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Softer tone

Pros: The lower tension gives a softer tone on my strident french violin.

Cons: None

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