Thomastik Dominant Pro for Violin

Since 1970 the playing styles and ideas surrounding sound have been expanded. With Dominant Pro, we are not aiming to change the basic character of Dominant, but rather to offer an additional, contemporary repertoire of the biggest advantages of Dominant Pro and Dominant strings.

What do Dominant Pro and Dominant have in common?

Both have very low string tensions and are therefore suitable for the majority of new and old instruments without putting too much strain on them. They have a similar capacity for modulation, lots of sound colour, very good tuning stability, and a very good bow response.

*The plain DOMINANT PRO E-string DP01 [diameter 0.265 mm, 8.0 kg, removable ball end] with a core of carbon steel is tin-plated. A protective layer of nickel is placed between the outer coating of tin and the steel core in order to increase the corrosion resistance compared with conventional tin-plated strings. However, the corrosion resistance is lower than that of plain stainless steel strings (129) as well as the stainless steel strings with gold and platinum plating (e.g.: DP01AUDP01PT).

The string has a very good response, barely whistles, and is well-balanced in its brilliance and warmth. It supports the equilibrium with the A-string and promotes its capacity to carry sound. For musicians who prefer a high resistance to bow pressure, strings have to be extremely resilient. To ensure this, manufacturers often set store by a high string tension, among other things. As a general rule: the greater the diameter of a plain, unwound steel string, the higher the string tension. However, from a diameter of 0.273 mm onward, the string tension is usually so high that the strings can put excessive strain on the instrument, resulting in a loss of sound color.

Thanks to a specially developed wire treatment, however, we have succeeded in creating E-strings like the DOMINANT PRO DP01, which offers a high level of resistance to bow pressure already at 0.265 mm with no loss of color or strain on the instrument. This wire treatment makes the sound soft enough that it does not have a screeching effect, and brilliant enough that it offers sufficient radiance, projection and resistance to bow pressure. As a result, the string sounds broad and brilliant even without applying much pressure. 

Available Sizes | Gauges

 4/4 | medium


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Violin 4/4 vibrating string length 32.5cm | 12.8"

NR. Core Material Outer Material Tailpiece End   kg lb Peg End
DTDP01 e² mi² I Carbon Steel Tin Plated Al. RB               8.0 17.6            
DTDP01AU e² mi² I Stainless Steel Gold Plated Al. RB               8.0 17.6            
DTDP01PT e² mi² I Stainless Steel Platinum Plated Al. RB               8.2 18.1            
DTDP01SN e² mi² I Carbon Steel Tin Plated Al. RB               7.9 17.4            
DTDP02 a¹ la¹ II Synthetic Core Aluminum Wound Al. B               5.5 12.1            
DTDP02B a¹ la¹ II Carbon Core Chrome Wound Al. RB               6.1 13.4            
DTDP03 d¹ re¹ III Synthetic Core Aluminium Wound Al. B               4.6 10.1            
DTDP03A d¹ re¹ III Synthetic Core Silver Wound Al. B               4.5 9.9            
DTDP04 g sol IV Synthetic Core Silver Wound Al. B               4.6 10.1            
SET NR. DTDP100                  


MEDIUM 22.6 kg | 49.7 lb                  

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