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Dominant Violin Strings, SET

By Thomastik

4.8 from 227 reviews
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£56.50
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Purchase options

Full size, Plain Steel E (135B)
99+ in stock
£44.88
Full Size, Aluminium Wound E (135)
99+ in stock
£47.04
3/4 size
10 in stock
£47.04
1/2 size
40 in stock
£47.04
1/4 size
5 in stock
£47.04
1/8 size
3 in stock
£47.04

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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Description

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. Wound on a multi-strand synthetic core.

Aluminium E Set with ball end only. For loop end E set please order four individual strings.

Steel E set (135B) E has a loop end with a separate ball to fit if required.

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")


Specifications

  • E - Aluminium wound on steel. (135)
  • E - Steel (135B) E has a loop end with a separate ball to fit if required.
  • A - aluminium on Perlon
  • D - aluminium on Perlon
  • G - silver on Perlon
  • The original synthetic core string
  • Perlon core, medium tension
  • Made in Austria

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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David
19/01/2011 13:02
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good strings but consider the alternatives
36 out of 39 found the following review helpful

Pros: These are the most popular violin strings in the world, offering good performance at reasonable cost. People don't like the E string but it works ok for me.

Cons: I have had dominant As and Ds unwind after heavy use.

Other: As a fiddler (as opposed to a violinist) I prefer Thomastik's Vision strings - livelier, brighter and in my experience more durable, and with easier and truer intonation. I have a 1750s Cremona violin and a 1880s German one and that's my preference for both. My modern fiddles have metal strings.

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Jenna
27/01/2011 11:37
Maybole, United Kingdom

Professional

Best buy is at string zone
26 out of 28 found the following review helpful

Pros: I love the sound and they last really well. Great strings for playing in quickly and staying in tune.

Cons: None really!

Other: Great service from string zone. Really quick in arriving and a great range of products on the website. I no longer buy strings anywhere else.

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Andrew
09/04/2012 11:01
St Neots, United Kingdom

Professional

Dominant are still the benchmark
20 out of 21 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very reliable; good tone once settled down on the instrument.

Cons: Quite metallic for a few days before they're played in.

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Richard
02/01/2012 17:02
Southsea, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Good, fast service.
12 out of 13 found the following review helpful

Pros: One of the cheapest on the net. Also given the option of ordering the 2 different types of E.

Cons: Not anything I can think of.

Other: Ordered a couple of weeks before Christmas as a present. They arrived 3 days after ordering. Can't go wrong with that, great service.

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Kurt
22/06/2012 15:19
Rønde, Denmark

Keen Amateur

Happy returning to the proven Dominants!
12 out of 14 found the following review helpful

Pros: I am satisfied returning to the proven Dominants! On my violin with a Codabow GX and Vision strings the sound became too bright. Now the tone is more rich, mellow and balanced.

Cons: Takes a few days breaking in. I am still no Jascha Heifetz..

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Ben
05/03/2011 15:06
Leeds, United Kingdom

Professional

Perfect for a gigging violinist
9 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good tone, stay in tune very well even in changeable temperatures and under stage lights.

Cons: Don't tend to last *that* long.

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Claudia
18/01/2011 13:05
Seaford, United Kingdom

Beginner

Excellent quality strings that sound good and play
9 out of 13 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good sound, easy to play, reliable quality. Once broken in, these strings stay tuned very well over time (which is very handy for young players practicing without parental help). Durable. Pleasant looking coloured silk ends.

Cons: Not sure they are worth the extra money over the Thomastik Vision strings which appear to be just as good, but are 8 Pounds cheaper for the set.

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David
20/01/2012 08:41
Market Harborough, United Kingdom

Professional

I will use this service again.
6 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: Reliable and long-lasting.

Cons: Nothing

Other: Unbelievably quick delivery (12 hours or so)

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Dylan
02/03/2012 21:29
Norwich, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Value for money
6 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: Reliable quality

Cons: The windings corrode and break after 3 or 4 months

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DR
06/02/2012 22:33
Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good reliable string
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Reliable sound, play in easily, last for good length of time

Cons: Nothing really

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