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.
N.B. The playing and tuning peg length of the string are critical, so the string used should be exactly matched to the instrument’s measurements.
Thomastik-Infeld 4/4 Violin String Set #135
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