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    William Bickerstaff

    I am William Bickerstaff. Does that help?

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    William Bickerstaff

    I guess I should not have postponed filling up my profile information, but there is now some information there.

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    Michael Sanchez

    Now I know who you are, thanks! Hope you have been enjoying the Damiano and the site.

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    Mackenzie Alldrin

    Here’s an article we wrote recently on choosing violin strings. It also has a helpful comparison of the different materials: steel, synthetic, and gut.

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    I’m not anywhere near good enough to worry excessively about strings. However, I do not like the feel of steel like D’addario Prelude. I put them on my electric fiddle because they are cheap. I had to replace them with Thomastik Dominant synthetic core, which make a world of difference.

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    Neo Dream

    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.

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    Very Good Post. I was wondering what strings one recommended. Thank You

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    Sarah Juarez

    Thanks for the info! I was wondering about this for a while 🙂

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    I think the dominant string set you mentioned is exactly what I have because I just went with whatever my jr. college instructor had because I have the packaging for the A, D, and G strings but lost it for the E. My E string was gold so I’m pretty sure now I know what to buy to replace my E string. thanks! 🙂

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    I’m using D’Addario Heliccore strings on my Tia Bruna fiddle. I’m not sure what I’d use if it were a violin, but I want to try Pirastro Tonicas, Obligatos and Evah Pirazzis. I’m sure at least one of them would be the ticket. Dominants came on my Tia Bruna and I didn’t really care for them, they do sound wonderful on my cheap Chinese Christina violin though. Go figure!

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