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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
22 in stock
£47.04
1/2 size
43 in stock
£47.04
1/4 size
8 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

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Katherine
26/01/2018 09:16
Derby, United Kingdom

Beginner

The only strings we will buy
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: My son who is Grade 5 will only use these strings on his 3/4 size violin. They sound great and hold their tune.

Cons: Nothing

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gillian
31/07/2017 13:43
Wirral, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good standard strings, apart from the E.
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: As expected, the usual standard Dominant strings at a good price. I have not used many other makes but these suit me.

Cons: I am not too fond of the E string and usually replace it with something less bright to match the rest of the set. I believe a lot of people do this, so maybe they could introduce an option in the set.

Other: Great service again from String Zone.

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Mr Goerge Stuart Reed
26/02/2013 16:08
Fareham. Hants PO16 *YH, United Kingdom

Professional

Excellent value and superb on the ear.
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have purchased strings at the Stringzone for several years. When I was heavily occupied with professional playing I chose more expensive strings, believing that you only get what you pay for. Now, in retirement, with less income but still a lot of playing to do, I have gone for Dominants and am finding them absolutely fine. Their tone is clear and sweet and they need hardly any wearing in.

Cons: No complaints.

Other: Good service too. Thank you.

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Edwin
07/12/2016 12:30
Bath, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Decent strings, reasonable price.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Reasonable price Quick service Decent performance

Cons: can't be blank

Other: I've used Dominant strings pretty much exclusively for several years and I'm happy with them.

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Colin
14/07/2015 14:19
Dungarvan, Ireland

Professional

Good general performance
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good reliability and clean sound.

Cons: Cannot be expected to suit all styles of players.

Other: As a violin maker for more than 30 yrs, I have used Dominant for original instrument set-up as they are reliable and have always given a good sound with my instruments. I am not a player so it is for the individual performers to determine their own choice of strings to suit their styles and preferences

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David
21/12/2011 17:32
Auchterarder, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Satisfied Customer
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Tone quality is excellent and they settle down well

Cons: Not a complaint but I don't use the E-string as I prefer to use the Pirastro Gold Label E-string. I then have spare E-Strings to give to others.

Other: None

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Don Blackburn
27/06/2011 13:00
Llanfechell, United Kingdom

Beginner

Slight disappointment.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I quite liked the improvement over my previous strings, and they do seem to keep their tone.

Cons: Not as much of an improvement as I had hoped.

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Clare Kennington
16/03/2011 19:05
London, United Kingdom

Teacher

Good reliable set especially for those on a budget
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: They are cheap and reliable for most standard of students. Many of my colleagues use them too as they are financially reasonable to replace. They settle quickly when new, are easy to tune and can be relied upon to stay in tune for long periods of time, which is useful for students who are not confident about tuning their own violin between lessons.

Cons: I find the range of tone and dynamics can be limited with these, especially if they are played and practised on regularly. Also, once they are old, they become virtually unplayable, whereas other strings just tend to lose their brilliance.

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Mrs Lynda Simpson
05/03/2011 15:09
Ballyclare, United Kingdom

Beginner

Would buy again
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice smooth play and stays in tune longer.

Cons: There really aren't any cons

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carmel
25/02/2011 11:17
Thamesmead, United Kingdom

Beginner

Got great strings and very quickly delivered
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: They are very good value and perfect for the job.

Cons: Nothing bad to say about them.

Other: The service was very speedy.

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