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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
23/09/2016 12:29
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

All good

Pros: They sound good.

Cons: I managed to break the D string when trying to put it on my violin. Don't know what I did wrong (apart from over tightening it)

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06/09/2016 06:10
Bedford, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Well worth the money.

Pros: beautiful mellow sound

Cons: No cons

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30/08/2016 20:50
Llangadog, United Kingdom


1/2 violin using Dominant strings

Pros: Suffice it to say, the extra expense of these strings over cheap ones was worth it. They sound so much better and our 7 year old enjoys the sound they produce on his 1/2 violin. We bought them to aid his performance in readiness of his audition at the Royal Welsh College of Music. Go Josh :-) The String Zone were very helpful, the price was good, and they arrived on time as promised. We will use them again.

Cons: None

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30/08/2016 16:29
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Very reliable, swift service .

Pros: Speedy delivery

Cons: They didn't reply to my email so I had to phone them. Only a minor complaint.

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15/08/2016 18:20
St. Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good strings.

Pros: Good strings for most violins.nice tone.

Cons: Don't like the E string.paratzi gold E goes better with the set.

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12/08/2016 21:55
Kettering, United Kingdom


Good quality strings but disappointed with sound

Pros: Good quality strings which keep in tune well

Cons: Sounded very harsh at first but they've mellowed a bit after playing for a week (hour every day)

Other: Disappointed. Upgraded from cheap strings as Dominants seem universally recommended for beginners but although they sound more 'open' the tone is harsher & not as warm as old strings. Not sure they suit my old German fiddle.

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10/08/2016 18:03
Ryhall Stamford, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Always a pleasure

Pros: Consistent quality.

Cons: Nothing

Other: Great service

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Mrs Tracey Jones
05/08/2016 18:30
Sandhurst, United Kingdom


Highly recommended

Pros: Prompt service and delivery

Cons: N/a

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Erik Blakeley
26/07/2016 16:09
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Nice strings nice tone!

Pros: Synthetic core strings are a novelty for me having played for decades without breaking many strings. I put a complete new set on an old violin I bought on the internet and found that they gave a good sound and felt totally different when tuning due to greater elasticity. I am told this makes them much more like gut strings but as I have never used gut I could not say but I am considering putting some on my other violin.

Cons: Nothing yet.

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25/07/2016 19:07
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom


Clear sound and good value for money.

Pros: A nice clear sound, gives good projection.

Cons: A little loud for my e string.

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