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Scott Adams

I’d love to offer you some advice. However, the question is a bit broad. Dominant is a specific type of string made by the Thomastik company, whereas D’Addario is a company that makes many different types of strings, each with specific characteristics. If you’re looking for something on a competitive playing field with Dominants, I know many folks choose D’Addario Zyex strings. Both strings have a synthetic core (nylon-like material that imitates gut), as well as a nice, projecting tone. Their Pro Arte strings are also synthetic, but are known to have a warmer tone and softer feel under the fingers, but with less projection. An added bonus is that they’re also less expensive than both Zyez and Dominant/ Does this clarify, or can I help in other ways?

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Scott Adams
Violin Tutor Pro Instructor