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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
Clare Campbell
25/02/2017 16:49
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Reliable dominants

Pros: Excellent strings for reliability. Once settled they hold their tuning well and are very suitable for all genres of playing.

Cons: Nothing

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11/02/2017 09:06
stavanger, Norway


Very good

Pros: Fast

Cons: Expensive

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14/01/2017 23:36
Dumfries, United Kingdom

Grade 8+


Pros: I'm trying different sets at the moment and the Dominants are a tried and tested favourite. Good service from the stringzone as usual!

Cons: The E string is a little shrill on my instrument

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05/12/2016 18:54
STROUD, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Violin strings which aren't made out of cats.
2 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have been playing Tomastik Dominant violin strings for over forty years. Obviously, I have now got chronic arthritis in my left elbow which means I can't extend my arm fully and which basically hurts all the time, but you can't blame this on Irish fiddle music entirely. The great thing about this set of violin strings is that there are four of them, which is exactly the number the violin needs. It is important to remember that the thin one goes at one end and the fat one at the other end. A violin is not a ukulele.

Cons: The top e string is always a problem with Tomastik Dominants. It doesn't quite balance in tone or volume and when it gets even a teeny bit worn it is harder to tune exactly. I always buy a Wondertone solo E and keep the TD as a reserve. Always keep your old strings. In an emergency they will tune up more reliably than a new one which wants to stretch like a yoga teacher before getting down to any work.

Other: I bought my violin in Tetbury but the best one I ever played was in a workshop in the via Giulia in Rome. It cost 20,000 euros.

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05/12/2016 15:27
Exeter, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Highly recommended product and service.

Pros: I've been enjoying Donimant strings for many years - have tried a few others, but always go back to this brand.

Cons: There's nothing I don't like about Dominant strings.

Other: Strings were delivered super-quick!

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30/11/2016 07:38
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good strings

Pros: They've always had a good reputation and I've always found them to be decent strings.

Cons: I can't particularly think of any cons. You may consider them to be a little expensive but not compared to some strings available and if you buy cheaper ones you're likely to be compromising quality.

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29/11/2016 18:53
Frome, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Reliable product from a reliable company

Pros: good product for my daughter (grade 4 student), quickly delivered.

Cons: Nothing

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31/10/2016 11:55
Henley-On-Thames, United Kingdom


Nice Tone

Pros: Nice set of strings giving great tone.

Cons: none

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14/10/2016 12:10
Cork City , Ireland


Thank you

Pros: Everything was good

Cons: Everything was fine

Other: No problems

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10/10/2016 17:54
Belfast, United Kingdom


Brilliant strings

Pros: These are one of the best strings for violin as they settle in quickly, and give an excellent quality of tone.

Cons: None

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