Dominant Violin Strings, SET

By Thomastik

4.8 from 254 reviews
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Purchase options

Full size, Plain Steel E (135B)
99+ in stock
£43.84
Full Size, Aluminium Wound E (135)
99+ in stock
£46.93
3/4 size
8 in stock
£47.29
1/2 size
4 in stock
£47.29
1/4 size
4 in stock
£47.53
1/8 size
2 in stock
£47.53

* 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.

Medium tension strings. For other tensions please click the link above.

NB The set 135 with aluminium wound E is the traditional and well known version of these strings. The aluminium winding being a more suitable choice for learners as it is easier to produce a clear sound without whistles or overtones. The set 135B features a plain Chrome plated steel E which will appeal to advanced players for its clarity and projection.

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

Product demonstration


Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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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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Stuart
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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Kate
24/11/2021 19:48
Blandford Forum , United Kingdom

Professional

Reliable strings

Pros: Put this set of strings on a modern Rumanian (cheap)instrument and they transformed the sound.

Cons: None

Other: Great value for money, reliable strings.

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Natalia
16/10/2021 10:58
Staines-Upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Beginner

Lovely strings from a local supplier

Pros: Decent quality Easy to string Quick delivery

Cons: A bit expensive Deteriorate quickly when violin is not in use

Other: Have been using for years

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Jill
28/06/2021 21:01
New Milton, United Kingdom

Professional

Dominant

Pros: Very good. Reliable and warm.

Cons: None

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Sue
18/06/2021 19:48
Cambs, United Kingdom

Beginner

Favourite strings

Pros: Love the sound, they give a much richer sound on my violin and took a bit of getting used to but. apart from the E string, I loved them immediately .Prefer these to the Tonicas I used previously. They settled in much quicker than any other string I have tried so far.

Cons: Had trouble fitting the E string in the fine tuner had to squish the thick bulge of string under the ball end to get it in. The ball end is bigger than Tonicas. Not sure I like the sound of the wound E string will probably replace it.

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Caroline
07/06/2021 22:03
Chorley, United Kingdom

Beginner

A good set of strings that suits my instrument

Pros: These are strings that suits my instrument and gives a clear, balanced tone.

Cons: The A string doesn’t stay in tune. I’ve never experienced this before!

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David
05/05/2021 19:34
Taynuilt, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great product. Great service.

Pros: Great strings - highly thought of.

Cons: None

Other: Excellent prompt service - String Zone videos were also very welcome.

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R
05/05/2021 19:31
London, United Kingdom

Teacher

Great service.

Pros: Excellent strings and service.

Cons: None

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John
21/04/2021 20:04
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Expensive for a solid performance

Pros: The sound is absolutely brilliant and clear.

Cons: Does require a smooth bowing. It is a bit over for an amateur, but it is encouraging for practice forever.

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