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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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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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Paul
29/01/2011 19:47
Prestatyn, United Kingdom

Beginner

The essential modification for any economy violin

Pros: A large jump in quality compared with economy strings without a large jump in price

Cons: Nothing

Other: I used these strings to revitalise my old violin that I had not played in years. Now I need something to revitalise the player:)

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Stephen
27/01/2011 21:17
Newtown, United Kingdom

Beginner

Excellent service and great product.

Pros: Lovely rich sound.

Cons: They don't last forever!

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Stephen
25/01/2011 21:25
Pembroke, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

No surprises, but no disappointments, either.

Pros: As ever, Dominant deliver. I tend to buy these strings because they're what I was using when I was younger, and I've never felt a strong urge to change.

Cons: Well, obviously, I'd love it if they were cheaper...!

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Mrs A Nelson
24/01/2011 10:20
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Teacher

Dominant - good quality at a reasonable price

Pros: I've always been happy with the Dominant strings. They produce a crisp, clear sound which resonantes well. I have tried other makes of varying prices but have always returned to Dominant. A good qaulity string for a reasonable price.

Cons: Nothing

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jess
23/01/2011 15:05
cornwall, United Kingdom

Beginner

quality string for newer players

Pros: good quality for price

Cons: none that i can find

Other: excellent for level of playing

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Mrs Jane Hayes
11/08/2017 12:13
Menai Bridge, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

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0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Rapid Response Clear insructions on how to replace strings

Cons: Having to order strings online in the first place!

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Brenda
04/01/2012 22:43
Dundee, United Kingdom

Beginner

Nice round sound and hard wearing
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Was recommended to use by music teacher when first started at age 45! have ever since. Nice round sound and hard wearing.Play Sottish traditional music, many reels and jigs etc.

Cons: No adverse comments.

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Jonathan
04/10/2011 23:34
Caerphilly County, United Kingdom

Professional

The best for less!!
1 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: As ever, Dominant Violin Strings are excellent quality, quick to settle and suit my instrument better than any other string in the same price range.

Cons: The A string in particular is prone to unwind before any other and always in the same place (just above the d ((ie. 3rd finger d string)) ).

Other: Consistent quality strings that settle quickly, ideal for playing inside and outside.

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LESLIE
03/03/2011 09:56
SANDWICH, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

The best so far....
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: play folk stuff mostly...the strings suit that purpose well and provide lively yet mellow sounds...depending on how much rosin is used to some extent........they stay in tune once they have settle in...great fan of them.

Cons: the E sting ...I use the aluminium type......can sound a bit harsh and out of balance with the other strings unless one is extra careful but with care it is okay......but it is not particularly forgiving if you get it slightly wrong.........probably more to do with my playing though.

Other: I have tried other types of string but always come back to these.

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Kit
23/12/2013 15:42
Fontaine Chalendray, France

Beginner

Essential Strings
0 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Probably the only strings you should buy

Cons: No problems at all

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