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Product 483905

Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings 4/4 Wound E String, Ball End

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These strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core and cater to artists who feel uncomfortable with steel strings. Dominant string deliver...Read More

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  • 4/4 G String

    $21.00 Top Rated

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  • 4/4 D String, Silver

    $21.00 Top Rated

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  • 4/4 D String

    $19.60 Top Rated

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  • 4/4 A String

    $13.90 Top Rated

    Ships By 2/9/15

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The top choice of violinists for more than 40 years!

These strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core and cater to artists who feel uncomfortable with steel strings. Dominant string deliver tone and response comparable to gut strings, without gut's attendant drawbacks.

The sound of the Dominant string is full and mellow, yet rich in overtones. Its radiance and ability to project sound without being metallic comes to the fore both in arco and pizzicato passages. Other advantages are Dominant's effortless response to intricate fingering and its tuning stability even under extreme atmospheric conditions.

Dominant strings should be changed at appropriate intervals to ensure continuity of tone color.


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ThomastikDominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Concerts (4)
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      • Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The reference standard

    The reference standard for synthetic strings. Ask how any other brand/model sound, and you'll get a "relative to Dominants..." answer. These were the first synthetic strings to...Read complete review

    The reference standard for synthetic strings. Ask how any other brand/model sound, and you'll get a "relative to Dominants..." answer. These were the first synthetic strings to build up a major presence, and they've maintained it ever since. May not be your first choice in 'fiddling' styles, but an excellent starting point in classical. You'll find them used and preferred by players of every level, from students just learning up through top world-class soloists.

    These strings are at the level where you stop asking whether a string is good or bad, but rather just whether you like how it works in your situation or not. Every violin is different, as is every bow and every player, so always expect to do some experimenting. And expect to replace the E string with something else; not only is the E the most sensitive to variations in instruments, the Dominant E is almost never spoken well of. Goldbrokat or Pirastro Gold Label are common replacement choices.

    Dominants may not be the best choice for your instrument and playing. But try them; every player and every luthier knows them as a reference, so if they don't fit you, knowing which way you want to go from that starting point will narrow your search.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ball end broke putting it on

    Overall, though, the Dominants sound better so I'll order another D string in case this one goes kerflooey.
    I bought a Dominant G, D, and A string. The D string...Read complete review

    Overall, though, the Dominants sound better so I'll order another D string in case this one goes kerflooey.
    I bought a Dominant G, D, and A string. The D string ball end broke off as soon as I started to tighten it up with the peg. It was the only one I had at the moment and a lesson the next day, so I tied a knot and hoped for the best. So far, a week later it's still holding but I have a fine tuner on all strings, and the D fine tuner does not seem to work as well with the knot as the other tuners do with the regular ball end.
    Way too expensive if they break this easily. But I'll give another one a try. My teacher says she likes these the best.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    High Quality Strings

    By Momof7

    from Salem OR

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • High quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

    Quick delivery and excellent quality strings.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Nice Strings

    By Karensjammin

    from El Cajon, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

      I really like the smooth feel of these strings. I'm using them with an electric pickup and they help to mellow the tone.

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This product is always reliable.

      By Wee Willy

      from Carson City Nev

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

        Musician Friend always handles my small purchases just a thought I were a big spender. I appreciate them more as time goes by. Thank you Musician Friend.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Getting stringed

        By Grandpa

        from Riverside, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Price Is Right

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

            Easy to order, low price with free shipping an offer you cannot refuse.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            arrived late

            By Tom

            from Cleveland OH

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Arrived In Good Condition
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                Ordered on a Wednesday night w/two day shipping that cost more than the item, and recieved it the following Tuesday afternoon. No chance for my son to practice for his Tue night violin class.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Dominant violin strings. The best!

                By Wee Willy

                from Carson City Nev

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                  I prefere Dominate violin strings over any of the other brands I've tried.Thank You.

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Why fix what ain't broken.

                  By brylea

                  from Crozet, VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                    I have used Thomastik strings exclusively for over 30 years. Totally satisfied.

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Easy Ordering Process

                    By MEKA

                    from Marietta, GA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                        These strings were recommended by my daughter's violin teacher. They sound much richer than the previous brand that I purchased. We received the order quickly and I was happy with the price.

                        Comment on this review

                        (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The reference standard

                        By Matthew Fuller

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                        The reference standard for synthetic strings. Ask how any other brand/model sound, and you'll get a "relative to Dominants..." answer. These were the first synthetic strings to build up a major presence, and they've maintained it ever since. May not be your first choice in 'fiddling' styles, but an excellent starting point in classical. You'll find them used and preferred by players of every level, from students just learning up through top world-class soloists.

                        These strings are at the level where you stop asking whether a string is good or bad, but rather just whether you like how it works in your situation or not. Every violin is different, as is every bow and every player, so always expect to do some experimenting. And expect to replace the E string with something else; not only is the E the most sensitive to variations in instruments, the Dominant E is almost never spoken well of. Goldbrokat or Pirastro Gold Label are common replacement choices.

                        Dominants may not be the best choice for your instrument and playing. But try them; every player and every luthier knows them as a reference, so if they don't fit you, knowing which way you want to go from that starting point will narrow your search.

                        Comment on this review

                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Ball end broke putting it on

                        By Morgan Greenwood

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                        Overall, though, the Dominants sound better so I'll order another D string in case this one goes kerflooey.
                        I bought a Dominant G, D, and A string. The D string ball end broke off as soon as I started to tighten it up with the peg. It was the only one I had at the moment and a lesson the next day, so I tied a knot and hoped for the best. So far, a week later it's still holding but I have a fine tuner on all strings, and the D fine tuner does not seem to work as well with the knot as the other tuners do with the regular ball end.
                        Way too expensive if they break this easily. But I'll give another one a try. My teacher says she likes these the best.

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