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Dominant Custom Violin String Set with Ball-End Gold Label E - 4/4 size - Medium Gauge

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Dominant Custom Violin String Set with Ball-End Gold Label E - 4/4 size - Medium Gauge | DCS2B

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Dominant Strings

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.

Instrument: Violin
String Type: Set
Size: 4/4
Gauge: Medium

E String: (Gold Label) 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:

Item Includes

- Dominant A, D, & G violin strings
- Gold Label E violin string (ball end)

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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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • Harish Arora
  • Aurora, IL

Asked On: 04/06/2021

I wanted to buy these strings. The violin I have has fine tuners for all 4 strings. Need to know if this set of strings has ball end for all strings. Please confirm so I can make the purchase. Thanks.

SHAR Answer:

Hi Harish, thank you for your question. All strings in this set have a ball end.

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Asked On: 12/27/2020

Hi, I normally just buy the Dominant string set that labels; 135 BMS MEDIUM SYNTHETIC CORE. Do you sell this? Also, I'm confused about what this package is offering. Pirastro string set or one Pirastro E with G, D, A DOMINANT strings? If you could please clarify i would appreciate it.

SHAR Answer:

Sure! This custom string set includes Dominant A, D, & G strings, and a Pirastro Gold Label E string. The "135 BMS" is Item# D129S 44 M in our catalog.

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Asked On: 08/31/2020

How can I get a string by Dominant alone?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Israel, Thank you for your question! Here is a quick link to access all of our individual Dominant violin strings. You can also access these strings by searching for "Dominant Violin A", for example, in our search box, or using the top navigation and clicking SHOP > Strings > Violin Strings. From there you can filter by the Brand "Dominant (Thomastik-Infeld)" to narrow down your search. Let us know if you have any further questions.

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Asked On: 01/18/2020

I've been using Dominants for years on a slightly-undersized Mittenwald violin ca 1850, playing trad Irish music. I'd like to try something a little more focused and slightly brighter but without losing the quick response. Any suggestions? Thank you!

SHAR Answer:

Hello Dale! A couple popular options would be Vision Titainium Orchestra or Solo strings (Solo having a little more brightness and projection than the Orchestra) or Peter Infeld (PI) strings. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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