I have a very inferior violin at this point my good strad copy was stolen in NY this spring. However the violin that I use now and in fact my stolen violin were very sensitive to the strings used. It did not matter so much the cost I used Superflexible strings on my Stolen violin. After work was done to it, bridge wise, I used Helicore which gave to my ears a better sound. The violin that I have now is in such bad shape however it works best with Superflexible strings. If I had a real pro violin I would try the Olive strings great strings.