Thomastik Infeld Dominant Violin String Set with Wound E String Ball End - 1/16 Size - Medium Gauge

Item# D135S 116

  • List Price: $104.99
  • SHAR Price: $57.99
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About This Item

Thomastik Dominant Violin String Set with Wound, Ball End E String, 1/16 size, Medium gauge

Steel or Wound E String?
The steel core, aluminum wound E string in this set is designed to produce a slightly warmer tone than a plain steel E string, which is brighter but offers more projection. The wound is slightly more expensive. Set with the steel E string: D129S

Loop-End or Ball-End E String? This set features a ball-end E String, which is best suited for fine tuners with 2 prongs. Generally, most full size instruments are set up with a single prong fine tuner, which is designed for a loop-end E string.

Description
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 themon 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 the generate.

History of the Thomastik-Infeld Company
In 1919, 2 former officers of the Austrian monarchy, Dr. Franz Thomastik, and Otto Infeld co-founded the Thomastik-Infeld Stringcompany and created a brand new steel string. At the time, violinists and violists were playing on gut core strings. The conventional gut string was suddenly challenged by strings that could produce the warm, pleasing sound of gut, with a durability and playability never seen before. Very soon, almost every player was using these strings, and they still hold up to the highest standards even today.

Warranty Info

The Best String Guarantee
Please inspect your strings immediately upon receipt. Installed strings are not returnable, unless they break within the first 30 days after purchase.

30-Day String Return Policy
Unopened strings may be returned within 30 days, so that we may supply all our customers with the freshest possible strings. Because of tonal qualities of each instrument are unique, we cannot accept string returns for reasons of tone, including false strings.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]
Thomastik Dominant Violin String Set with Wound, Ball End E String, 1/16 size, Medium gauge

Steel or Wound E String?
The steel core, aluminum wound E string in this set is designed to produce a slightly warmer tone than a plain steel E string, which is brighter but offers more projection. The wound is slightly more expensive. Set with the steel E string: D129S

Loop-End or Ball-End E String? This set features a ball-end E String, which is best suited for fine tuners with 2 prongs. Generally, most full size instruments are set up with a single prong fine tuner, which is designed for a loop-end E string.

Description
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 themon 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 the generate.

History of the Thomastik-Infeld Company
In 1919, 2 former officers of the Austrian monarchy, Dr. Franz Thomastik, and Otto Infeld co-founded the Thomastik-Infeld Stringcompany and created a brand new steel string. At the time, violinists and violists were playing on gut core strings. The conventional gut string was suddenly challenged by strings that could produce the warm, pleasing sound of gut, with a durability and playability never seen before. Very soon, almost every player was using these strings, and they still hold up to the highest standards even today.
The Best String Guarantee
Please inspect your strings immediately upon receipt. Installed strings are not returnable, unless they break within the first 30 days after purchase.

30-Day String Return Policy
Unopened strings may be returned within 30 days, so that we may supply all our customers with the freshest possible strings. Because of tonal qualities of each instrument are unique, we cannot accept string returns for reasons of tone, including false strings.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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POPULAR SHAR STAFF QUESTION
From ANN ARBOR, MI

Asked On: 08/02/2016

Oh, no! I broke a string! What should I do? Will this damage my instrument?

SHAR Answer:

No worries, it’s okay! This definitely happens now and then and it’s nothing to be too worried about. Unless all four strings broke at the same time (highly unlikely) and the bridge completely collapsed, it’s unlikely that there is any damage at all to your instrument. If it’s just simply one string that broke, then you’ll just need to purchase a new one and install it.

Unfortunately, broken strings cannot be repaired. They need to be replaced if they are broken. You can usually find them at a local violin shop. You can buy an individual string (only the A string, for example), if that's the one that's broken, or we also sell strings in a set of all four strings (E, A, D & G for violin and A,D,G & C for viola and cello). We sell a wide variety of brands of strings here at Shar--you can order them here online or over the phone. Our customer care representatives can help you place an order for new strings at 800.248.7427.

It's fairly uncommon for strings to just randomly snap. This is more likely to happen if the strings are older, worn out, or not in good condition. That’s why it’s a good idea to replace your strings periodically (their longevity will depend on how much you play) and keep your strings/instrument in proper condition. It’s also a good idea to purchase and keep an extra set of strings handy in your case, just in case a string breaks right before a lesson or performance and you need to replace it.

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