Last Update April 2nd, 2016
If there’s one violin string brand that I will recommend to fellow violinists, it would be the Thomastik Dominant Violin Strings. The dominant violin strings have been favorites to many experienced violinists. They are one of my favorites too.
About Thomastik Dominant Violin Strings
Thomastik Dominant violin strings are synthetic core strings, which is made of nylon material called Perlon. It produces a warm and gut-like tone which is preferred by violinists worldwide.
A small downside of the Thomastik Dominant violin strings is that the response will be slower. When you first fix the new Dominant strings, they may sound edgy and metallic, but they will disappear after a few days of playing. Thereafter, you will love the thick and wholesome tone produced by the strings, especially the lower ones.
For the E string of the Dominant set, most violinist prefer to exchange it with the Pirastro Gold Label E. The Dominant E does not sound as good as the other Dominants. Pirastro Gold Label E, which has a slightly warmer tone would fit into the whole set of Thomastik-Infeld Dominants.
Buying Thomastik Dominant Violin Strings
Thomastik Dominant violin strings set comes in different lengths, which is determined by the violin size – 1/4, 3/4, 4/4 …etc. The E string do come in the loop end or the ball end too. Do know your violin size, and your E string before you make your purchase.
If you are an experienced violin player, it would be recommended that you choose to play with Dominant Strings. They can provide you with the sound and tone quality you are looking for. Furthermore, they are also reasonably priced! You might want to get them online here, and get further discounts too.