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Thomastik Dominant, or simply called Dominant strings possess a warm, round sound quality, are extremely durable, and have a fast, easy response; usually right from the moment you put them on your instrument. This has made them one of the most popular strings for almost every violinist and violist, intermediate level to professional. Many teachers recommend them to their students over brighter steel strings because of the warmth and depth of the sound they generate.
String Type: Set
E String: (Hill) Solid steel, Ball End
A String: (Dominant) Aluminum wound over a perlon core
D String: (Dominant) Aluminum wound over a perlon core
G String: (Dominant) Silver wound over a perlon core
String Tonal Profile:
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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, 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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