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.

*In comparison to DP02 [5.5 kg], the DP02B [6.1 kg, removable ball end] has a considerably smaller diameter. This means that DP02B responds much faster than DP02. Due to the steel core, the string achieves pitch stability immediately after being strung and offers a very high level of resistance to bow pressure. In addition, the chrome winding makes it extremely corrosion-resistant and bestows the string with a particularly long lifespan. Should a player have problems with the lifespan of synthetic A-strings in general due to aggressive sweating, DP02B is the ideal solution.  It also reduces buzz tones (= small wolf tone).

It has a higher dynamic range (= can be played very quietly and very loudly) than DP02,  however, it also features a decreased tonal modulation capacity, which is a typical characteristic of a steel string. Both strings have a very good brilliance to warmth ratio. After a break-in period of around five hours, DP02B becomes a touch more brilliant and open. This supports the brilliance of the E-string, but can also induce whistling in sensitive E-strings such as DP01AU or DP01PT. However, DP01 is not influenced by this.

In general, steel core strings have a higher string tension; this must also be taken into consideration with DP02B so as to avoid potentially overburdening the instrument. When deciding on the DP02B, we recommend using a fine tuner, since even the smallest of changes when winding up a string can result in extreme changes in the frequency, similarly to a steel E-string. 

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 Steel 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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