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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
25/07/2016 17:18
Wrexham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Suitable for most instruments

Pros: Dominant suitable for most instruments

Cons: No comment

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mrs vanessa marshall
21/07/2016 22:54
liskeard, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur


Pros: Good price. Rapid delivery. Would recommend.

Cons: No cons.

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16/07/2016 10:08
Hull, United Kingdom


Upgraded from more basic strings

Pros: My first upgrade of strings having always used cheaper sets. They seem like a good next step and I haven't found there to be any issues with the E so far.

Cons: One very minor criticism - as a beginner, I found it a bit confusing to have the different colours on the loop-end rather than the peg end of the string. The peg end is uniformly purple with the loop-end multicoloured. The colours themselves are lovely muted shades and look nice together but it's taking some adjusting to when tuning my violin from the pegs.

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06/07/2016 13:00
Leeds, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good strings - Good service.

Pros: Use these for my daughters violin. Good product and gives a warm rich tone. As usual the ordering and delivery from stringzone was excellent.

Cons: None.

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15/06/2016 16:08
Inverurie, United Kingdom


Good service

Pros: Prompt delivery as ordered.

Cons: None

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08/06/2016 14:18
Andover, United Kingdom


Dominant strings are consistently good

Pros: They are the same as the ones I have always had. Consistent

Cons: Nothing

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03/06/2016 16:22
London, United Kingdom


Great strings, not cheap

Pros: Significantly better tone than the previous strings

Cons: Pricey but you get what you pay for

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02/06/2016 18:13
Canterbury , United Kingdom


Love dominant strings

Pros: Very reliable. They have a clear consistent tone and stay in tune.

Cons: No cons

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18/05/2016 14:35
Ballymoney, United Kingdom


Yet another set of Dominants.

Pros: A good solid reliable set of strings

Cons: The price keeps rising. When I first bought a set they were £18 including vat. When they went to £22, I though expensive. Now look at them!!

Other: The string all violin players buy

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Charlotte Dowding
07/04/2016 14:50
Bolton, United Kingdom


As a set of strings, the Dominant is the best

Pros: I have always used Dominant strings, although I have tried others. However, the Dom E strings, for me, are not the best and, as I have reviewed previously, I presently much prefer the Westminster E string, although it does wear out sooner

Cons: The E string as noted above

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