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Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings   

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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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OVERVIEW

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
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (6), Experienced (5)

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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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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.

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5.0

First time customer

By Engineeree

from Houston TX

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

    Delivered as promised

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    5.0

    Standard

    By Homer J.

    from The Heartland

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

        These are the benchmark for all my violins. Some need brighter, some not as bright. These strings are the indicator of which way to go.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great service, fast! Thank you!

        By J-L

        from Bozeman MT

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        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:

          Great quality strings. Always the safest choice

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          4.0

          Violin Strings

          By Joe

          from Puerto Rico

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

              My daughter was able to mount and tune these strings with ease. A great buy.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good strings, recommended by my music teacher.

              By Marathonstrings

              from South Carolina

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                Suggested by my music teacher for improving sound.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

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                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.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This product is always reliable.

                  By Wee Willy

                  from Carson City Nev

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                  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.

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                    (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.

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                        (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.

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