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Thomastik Infeld Dominant Viola String Set - Full Size - Medium Gauge

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Thomastik Infeld Dominant Viola String Set - Full Size - Medium Gauge | D141S M
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Dominant Strings

These strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core. The resounding success of Dominant strings is due to its similarity in tone and response to gut strings, without gut's attendant drawbacks. The sound is full and mellow, yet rich in overtones. Its ability to project sound without being metallic comes to the fore both in arco and pizzicato. Also offers effortless response to intricate fingering and tuning stability even under extreme humidity and temperature conditions. Dominant strings should be changed at appropriate intervals to ensure continuity of tone color.

Instrument: Viola
String Type: Set
Size: 15 - 16 1/2 inch
Gauge: Medium

A String: Aluminum wound over a perlon core, Ball End
D String: Aluminum wound over a perlon core
G String:
Silver wound over a perlon core
C String: Silver wound over a perlon core

String Tonal Profile:

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 800.248.7427 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

Handmade Strings Since 1919 from Vienna, Austria

In 1919 violin maker Dr. Franz Thomastik and civil engineering specialist Otto Infeld founded the company, invented the steel string and caused a revolution in the music world. Suddenly the conventional gut string was challenged by a new string with the highest quality of tone, precision and reliability. It was received enthusiastically by virtuosi across the world.

The string makes the music. The diversity and beauty of the musical timbre depend upon, on the one hand, the type of material used for the core and on the other hand, the material spun around the core. For a perfect sound, Thomastik-Infeld has consistently chosen steel and nylon as the string core material for bowed and plucked instruments.

The highest standards are guaranteed by ongoing research in Thomstik-Infeld's own research lab engaging a team of highly specialized technicians. However, tone perfection is achieved primarily by the delicate touch of fingers and the highly qualified staff in the workshops: Every string at Thomastik-Infeld is wound and checked by hand.

Does It Matter Which Type of String You Put On Your Instrument? Absolutely!

Choosing the correct strings has a huge influence on its tone, ease of playing, and even its well-being: the best and most expensive instrument will only sound average if it is incorrectly strung, while an average instrument can transcend its own limitations with the correct choice of strings. As a matter of fact, switching to better strings is the shortest and easiest way to producing better sound.

From nine decades experience with string research, string development and string production we can safely say that while "the one perfect string for everyone" does not exist, the perfect string for your instrument, playing style and musical repertoire is most likely a Thomastik-Infeld. Up-to-date know-how and long experience enable us to bring out the best in each stringed instrument, revealing and enhancing its tone, color and quality.

Thomastik-Infeld offers a broad choice of products to fit every instrument, musical style, and playing situation. All products are handmade in Vienna to highest manufacturing standards, satisfying the most discriminating musician. 

Welcome to Thomastik-Infeld, please make your choice!
- Peter Infeld, 1942-2009

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Asked On: 04/12/2021

Hi, I prefer the Dominant G and C strings in heavy gauge, but don't see a heavy gauge C on the Shar site. Do you offer these?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Andrew, thank you for your question! Unfortunately, the heavy gauge is currently a cancelled product on our site but we would be able to special order it should the customer need one. Please contact one of our Sales and Service Specialists at 800.248.7427 for more information.

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Asked On: 02/13/2021

How often should I replace my strings?

SHAR Answer:

The age-old question! It of course depends on how often you play, your local climate, and a variety of other parameters, but generally we suggest new strings every 8-12 months. If you notice your strings aren't sounding as pleasant as they used to, it may be time!

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Asked On: 08/10/2020

Good morning! How literally should one take the approximate instrument sizes in the information about each of the strings? When the listing, for example, on Thomastik Dominants says 15 1/2-16 1/2" should that be interpreted as "law"? The viola I have now acquired is 431 cm (16.9"). Many thanks for your suggestion.

SHAR Answer:

Hi Theodore, thanks for your question. The size selection for these strings refers to violas classified as 15", 15.5", 16", or 16.5" sizes. Based on your measurement, it appears that you have either a 16.5" or 17" instrument. These strings should fit most long scale instruments but you may need an extra-long set (17"+) to fit your instrument. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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  • Kyunghee Kim
  • Buffalo Grove, IL

Asked On: 10/26/2017

Do these strings have loop ends or ball ends?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Kyunghee! All of the strings in this set have ball ends. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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