Thomastik-Infeld Dominant Violin Strings are hand-crafted specifically for bowed instruments. Featuring all the benefits of gut strings, without the hassle of high maintenance, these strings are perfect for any level player, from beginning students to professional musicians.
Dominant Violin strings are recognized as the “reference standard” for violin strings and are prized for their resistance to alterations in humidity. The highly flexible, multi-strand synthetic core provides rich, mellow sounds with stunningly full overtones for violinists who prefer the sound of natural gut, but who want the dependability of synthetic strings without the bright, metallic resonance that accompanies steel.
Thomastik-Infeld continues their tradition of superior innovation with their Dominant Violin Strings. Since 1919, when the company was founded, they revolutionized the music industry with the invention of the steel string, and they continue to offer newer, better options for a variety of bowed instruments.
Your strings make the music, and have a huge influence on the tone of your instrument and how easy or difficult it is to play. Dominant Violin strings are designed to make any level violin sound spectacular and reveal its hidden potential. The dedicated research lab at Thomastik-Infeld employs highly specialized technicians who produce superior quality strings that are known for their precise tone, reliability, and extreme sensitivity to the lightest touch of your fingers.
Consequently, Dominant strings are well-known for their legendary playability and long-life.
While no single set of strings is able to meet every violinist’s need, Dominant Violin string sets combine the best of gut sound with the perfect tonal quality of synthetic materials.
Gut strings are utilized for their smooth, warm, and expansive sounds, but they require constant tuning. Often, players must re-tune their instruments repeatedly during practice or playing sessions. And while steel is prized for its tonal perfection, the “brightness” is sometimes too pronounced for certain music genres or playing styles.
However, Dominant strings feature a multi-strand synthetic core, which produces brilliant tones without sounding metallic. The set provides one of the best, all-around solutions for violinists who want their instrument to sound transcendent through a variety of playing applications.
Dominant Violin strings are available to purchase in sets or individually, so you can create the exact sound that you want, or replace strings as needed.
Color coordinated silk on the Ball end and peg end of each string make it easy to recognize the gauge at a glance, and all Dominant strings are available in light (weich), medium (mittel), and heavy (stark) tensions and gauges.
Choose from 5 E-string options:
The A string features a synthetic core with an aluminum wound
Choose either an aluminum or silver wound on the synthetic core of the D string
The G string is wound with silver over the synthetic core
In addition to the regular 4/4 size, you can purchase Dominant strings in fractional sized sets. ¾, ½, ¼, 1/8, and 1/16 sizes are available—yet another reason that these strings are perfect for beginners and student musicians.
Although the vast majority of stringed instrument players prefer medium gauge strings, occasionally, it’s necessary to choose a light or heavy gauge string to achieve a distinctive sound result.
Choose the gauge and tension according to the needs of your particular violin. And remember, it will take approximately 10-12 hours of playing time before the strings reach their full potential.
Thomastik-Infeld Dominant Violin strings offer players of every skill level a versatile string that sounds incredible. With all the richness, depth, and superior tonal quality of gut, without the drawbacks, these strings are perfect for all players.
For over nine decades, the hand-crafted quality, dependability, and playability of Thomastik-Infeld strings have delighted musicians around the world. Order your new set of Dominant strings to join those ranks and discover your violin’s hidden potential today.