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    Brandon.jones085
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    There are so many different types of strings that it can be confusing even after doing some research. To top it off, they can be expensive, so it feels like a commitment buying a set. I have played on a cheaper steel pair, helicores, and dominants. I am currently using the dominants and they are great, but expensive. I was just wondering what other strings people preferred?

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    HDuaneaz
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    I have had dominants, but I also like Piastro.

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    Dianne Adkins
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    I use Dominants too and feel like it’s worth the investment. I recommend them to all my students who use 1/4 size violins and larger. They are really the cheapest, good strings you can buy. The steel strings, Red Label are what I recommend if you want to save money but you won’t get a warm, rich sound like you get with wound strings. If you need strings, now is a good time to buy from Superior Violins, Michael’s retail site. I can get you a 10% discount on anything, including string sets (which are not listed on the site, so contact me) until August 4.

    Have a great day guys!

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    Kevin DeSilva
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    Greetings everyone,

    This is the same challenge I am currently facing.

    Just recently, I read an article in Strings Magazine which seemed to be quite helpful although it mostly confirmed what I was feeling inside, intuitively speaking.

    The approach I am taking is to ask myself what do I want from the strings? …. I want Warmth, Depth, Clarity and Response. These desires lead me to look toward Pirastro’s line of strings

    However, this can also be confusing as their Obligato, Violino, Passione Solo and Olive seem to fit my desires in various ways …. the Gold Evah Pirazzis seem to fit the best but, I am a rank beginner and am now taking my research to those more experienced in such things and asking for advice.

    So, how can a rank novice like me offer any advice? ….. I would say to follow your heart as your mind will be too attached to your wallet …. in the end, you will be happiest with the sound which best creates that beautiful harmony within your heart.

    Many Blessings on your journey – I am looking forward to hearing what you discover.
    Kevin

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