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Dominant Violin Strings, SET

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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
01/11/2017 18:37
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom


Dominants dominate the string market. QED

Pros: Reliable, dependable, settle in after a few days and not affected much by changes in temperature/humidity. Produce a nice tone - even the E string (on my violin), which some people don't like.

Cons: None.

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28/08/2017 21:09

Keen Amateur

Very pleased

Pros: Good range of strings. Prompt dispatch

Cons: None

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25/08/2017 18:20
Birkirkara, Malta

Keen Amateur


Pros: Good

Cons: None

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14/08/2017 19:45
Aberdeen, United Kingdom


Great product & Great Service 5*

Pros: As an adult beginner I was not expecting a great deal of difference, but I was pleasantly surprised. The manufacturer recommended these strings and The String Zone as a company to purchase them from. The strings are medium tension, they were easy to put on, a little harder to tune the first few times and went slightly flat during practice but that's to be expected. The overall tone is warmer, the e string is bright without being overly neurotic like my last cheaper set, but the tone is brilliant without being too loud.

Cons: None

Other: The service from the string zone was better than expected. My strings arrived with a leaflet of information on how to install the strings so they don't snap. Payment was swift and without issues. I would recommend the string zone and will be returning for all future musical purchases!!

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25/07/2017 09:53
Redhill, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Great service from The String Zone

Pros: Great set of strings for a competitive price for my daughter's 3/4 sized violin. Arrived quickly as usual.

Cons: Nothing to complain about !

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19/06/2017 10:21
Southampton, United Kingdom


Would buy again

Pros: Perfect for my son, great price

Cons: NA

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13/06/2017 14:41
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good sound, reasonable price

Pros: They settle in quickly and sound good. My violin has improved in tone since I put them on.

Cons: Nothing.

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19/05/2017 18:13
London, United Kingdom



Pros: Excellent product

Cons: Nothing

Other: Fast efficient service

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30/04/2017 20:48
Southampton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Do the job for the price

Pros: E string coped well from the beginning. Tone as expected. New G and D sound warm. Little pressure with harmonics still makes a good sound.

Cons: G and D required a lot of tuning. Strings wear out very quickly with orchestral playing. Daughter will be using Pirazzi strings after this violin has been to her luthier.

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11/04/2017 18:25
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom


Dependable Dominants

Pros: As an 'adult returner' I need dependability and ease of use and I get this with Dominants: easy to tune; quick to settle in and the quality is high.

Cons: Nothing.

Other: High-speed service as usual. Many thanks.

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