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    I myself use Thomastik Dominants, they’re warm toned and I like them a lot. What does everyone else use?

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    Dianne Adkins

    Here’s a Link to all Violin String Sets available from Superior Violins.

    I personally use Thomastik Dominants on G, D and A strings. They have a synthetic perlon core and are wound with aluminum. When I played in professional symphonies, lots of players also used this brand. I like the fact that you can get varying ‘gauges’ of these strings, and you can get all those variations on Superior Violins, too. I have a French violin that is very bright in tone. The ‘weich’ or light gauge keeps the tone more mellow and balanced.

    I use a Pirastro Gold E string, sometimes the Olive gauge of the same Pirastro brand because it’s also lighter. But this is a great E string that makes a clear, responsive sound. Many professionals I know also use this E string in combination with the Thomastik Dominants.

    I recommend them for all my students, too. For beginners just starting out and probably using smaller sized violins, I recommend Red Label Violin Strings. They are less expensive and less troublesome to keep in tune, while the Thomastik Dominants take about a week to settle down. The Red Label Strings are solid steel core with nickel winding.

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    William Bickerstaff

    I like Dominant G (silver wound), D (aluminum wound) and A (aluminum wound) and the Pirastro Gold E string. I think I detect a bit warmer tone with the aluminum wound than the silver wound D string. Medium gauge.

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    Erin Garlock

    Dominants are always a good choice, though currently I have Larsen Tzigane with a Westminster E. I tried out D’Addario Pro Arte, but the sound wasn’t quite as clean on my violin.

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    I have used Dominant strings for a while and think they are my favorite. While I got Pirastro E recently and enjoy the rich tone, I think I still prefer dominant. I hope to try out other strings soon as well.

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    I love my new obligatos with a gold e 🙂

    #13898 Reply


    Dominant strings!

    #13913 Reply


    I like the helicore

    #14053 Reply


    My favorite violin string is the A string and D string.

    #14158 Reply


    I have tried various strings and for my instrument, I really like the Larsen Tzigange strings. They project well, have nice, clear, smooth tone, and the E string is really good too.

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