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Dominant Violin Strings, SET

By Thomastik

4.8 from 227 reviews
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Full size, Plain Steel E (135B)
99+ in stock
Full Size, Aluminium Wound E (135)
99+ in stock
3/4 size
22 in stock
1/2 size
43 in stock
1/4 size
8 in stock
1/8 size
3 in stock

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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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")


  • 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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Rating Summary
24/02/2011 20:23
Camborne, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good strings at a good price
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Relatively cheap to buy for a fairly good sounding long lasting string that stays in tune well.

Cons: The dominant E strings tend to be a bit harsh but using an alternative E solves this and still works out cheaper if you buy the set and then you can keep the dominant E as a spare in case it all goes wrong!

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06/08/2019 07:57
Fareham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A trusted product delivered promptly.

Pros: Detailed advice on how to fit new strings. Good clear sound and ease of tuning.

Cons: None

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10/07/2019 10:37
London, United Kingdom


Stable and reliable sound!

Pros: Stable and projected sound compared to gut strings in environments where there is temperature fluctuations.

Cons: None

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05/06/2019 13:38
Mellieha, Malta


Very good set of strings with attitude

Pros: Gave life to my cheap violin. They GDA have a very bass like tone which I really like, since I generally prefer lower toned violins rather than bright ones. I mean, these strings are used by some of the most famous Violinists like Perlman and Hahn. Worth a try for sure. They also last a very long time, they're worth that extra pound.

Cons: Remove the E string!

Other: I would switch the E-string with a better one which can be found here on the store. The E-string is really not good, screechy and doesn't go well with the rest of the strings which are so good.

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31/05/2019 16:52
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom


Bought to improve cheap violin

Pros: These strings give a nice warm tone and sound like they take away some of the raw edges of beginner level youth. They also give a cheap learner violin a bit more sophistication.

Cons: They are not dirt cheap, but they are very good quality, so you get what you pay for.

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29/04/2019 16:51
Wirral, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Fine except for the E string

Pros: Good standard strings mainly.

Cons: The E string is still rather nasty sounding so I replace it with another brand. I just wish Dominant would sort this, spoils a good set at a good price.

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10/03/2019 21:01
New Milton, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

The strings were in good condition and sound great

Pros: Good condition, good strings.

Cons: None

Other: thank you

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07/01/2019 15:51
Norwich, United Kingdom


Great service

Pros: Good quality for good price. Plus a super fast delivery!

Cons: None

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06/12/2018 14:00
Dorking, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Dominant: Versatile, high-quality violin strings.

Pros: I always choose Dominant strings as they're long-lasting and versatile across many playing styles.

Cons: None

Other: I took up the violin at 40 (I'm now 50) and was recommended Dominants by my teacher and other violinists - been very happy with them.

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05/12/2018 12:57
Brighton, United Kingdom


Good quality with balanced tone.

Pros: The Thomastik Dominant strings are, in my opinion and experience as a performer and teacher, the most reliable strings. They produce a very good sound and are very hard to break. Their tonal quality is well balanced and may be suitable for all kinds of instruments, old and modern ones.

Cons: None

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