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Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings 4/4 A String

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These strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core and cater to artists who feel uncomfortable with steel strings. Dominant string deliver tone and response comparable to gut strings, witho... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

These strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core and cater to artists who feel uncomfortable with steel strings. Dominant string deliver tone and response comparable to gut strings, without gut's attendant drawbacks.

The sound of the Dominant string is full and mellow, yet rich in overtones. Its radiance and ability to project sound without being metallic comes to the fore both in arco and pizzicato passages. Other advantages are Dominant's effortless response to intricate fingering and its tuning stability even under extreme atmospheric conditions.

Dominant strings should be changed at appropriate intervals to ensure continuity of tone color.

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ThomastikDominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Functional (5)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The reference standard

The reference standard for synthetic strings. Ask how any other brand/model sound, and you'll get a "relative to Dominants..." answer. These were the first synthetic strings to...Read complete review

The reference standard for synthetic strings. Ask how any other brand/model sound, and you'll get a "relative to Dominants..." answer. These were the first synthetic strings to build up a major presence, and they've maintained it ever since. May not be your first choice in 'fiddling' styles, but an excellent starting point in classical. You'll find them used and preferred by players of every level, from students just learning up through top world-class soloists.

These strings are at the level where you stop asking whether a string is good or bad, but rather just whether you like how it works in your situation or not. Every violin is different, as is every bow and every player, so always expect to do some experimenting. And expect to replace the E string with something else; not only is the E the most sensitive to variations in instruments, the Dominant E is almost never spoken well of. Goldbrokat or Pirastro Gold Label are common replacement choices.

Dominants may not be the best choice for your instrument and playing. But try them; every player and every luthier knows them as a reference, so if they don't fit you, knowing which way you want to go from that starting point will narrow your search.

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Ball end broke putting it on

Overall, though, the Dominants sound better so I'll order another D string in case this one goes kerflooey.
I bought a Dominant G, D, and A string. The D string...Read complete review

Overall, though, the Dominants sound better so I'll order another D string in case this one goes kerflooey.
I bought a Dominant G, D, and A string. The D string ball end broke off as soon as I started to tighten it up with the peg. It was the only one I had at the moment and a lesson the next day, so I tied a knot and hoped for the best. So far, a week later it's still holding but I have a fine tuner on all strings, and the D fine tuner does not seem to work as well with the knot as the other tuners do with the regular ball end.
Way too expensive if they break this easily. But I'll give another one a try. My teacher says she likes these the best.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Violin Strings

By Joe

from Puerto Rico

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

      My daughter was able to mount and tune these strings with ease. A great buy.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good strings, recommended by my music teacher.

      By Marathonstrings

      from South Carolina

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

        Suggested by my music teacher for improving sound.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        High Quality Strings

        By Momof7

        from Salem OR

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

        Quick delivery and excellent quality strings.

         
        5.0

        Nice Strings

        By Karensjammin

        from El Cajon, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

          I really like the smooth feel of these strings. I'm using them with an electric pickup and they help to mellow the tone.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This product is always reliable.

          By Wee Willy

          from Carson City Nev

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

            Musician Friend always handles my small purchases just a thought I were a big spender. I appreciate them more as time goes by. Thank you Musician Friend.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Getting stringed

            By Grandpa

            from Riverside, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Price Is Right

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                Easy to order, low price with free shipping an offer you cannot refuse.

                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                arrived late

                By Tom

                from Cleveland OH

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

                • Arrived In Good Condition
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                    Ordered on a Wednesday night w/two day shipping that cost more than the item, and recieved it the following Tuesday afternoon. No chance for my son to practice for his Tue night violin class.

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Dominant violin strings. The best!

                    By Wee Willy

                    from Carson City Nev

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                      I prefere Dominate violin strings over any of the other brands I've tried.Thank You.

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Why fix what ain't broken.

                      By brylea

                      from Crozet, VA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                        I have used Thomastik strings exclusively for over 30 years. Totally satisfied.

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Easy Ordering Process

                        By MEKA

                        from Marietta, GA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Size Violin Strings:

                            These strings were recommended by my daughter's violin teacher. They sound much richer than the previous brand that I purchased. We received the order quickly and I was happy with the price.

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