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Pirastro Viola Strings: Evah Pirazzi, Obligato, Passione, Olive, Flexocor, Permanent, Eudoxa, Gold Label Wondertone, Tonica,
Chorda, Chromcor
Thomastik-Infeld Viola Strings: Dominant,
Spirocore, Vision, Vision Solo, Superflexible,
Precision
Jargar Viola Strings
D'Addario Viola Strings: Helicore, Zyex, Kaplan,
Pro Arte
Larsen
Prim Viola Strings
Warchal: Brilliant Vintage, Karneol
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Dominant Viola Strings

Dominant Viola strings, are still very popular throughout the world.  They have a synthetic nylon core that has all the wonderful attributes of a gut core, but will last much longer and will not break down like gut strings.  The C,G and D strings are all silver wrapped, while the A is aluminum. While the (#141's) come in the usual 3 gauges, of weich (light), medium or heavy, the most popular weight and tension are the mediums.  They are warm and very responsive and also well known for uniformity of sound response and evenness across all the strings.  Players also say they notice less 'timbre' difference when comparing same pitch on neighboring string.

How to order (the correct) string lengths on the Dominant Viola strings:

Thomastik almost gives too many choices for string lengths!  Like the upright bass, the viola comes in all sizes and shapes.  Measuring and knowing the size of the back is usually all that one needs, but again, because of differing makes of instruments, we offer all that Thomastik offers in size and string lengths.

How to measure your viola:  

Measuring the back: First, take a measuring tape to the middle seam of the back, measuring the top edge (right next to the neck) all the way down the middle seam of the back to the bottom of the edge.

String Length:  This is the measurement of the vibrating string length of your viola.  Measure the distance from the nut (near the scroll) all the way down the string to the tip of the bridge. 

Thomastik offers 6 (!) different lengths.  The most often ordered sets are #141 because they fit most all violas.  We offer the 141 size in medium, light and heavy gauge.

  • 141.12 is for 1/2 sized violas, with a back of 13" and smaller and a string length of 12 1/2"
  • 141.34 is for 3/4 sized violas, with a back of 14-15" in length and the string length of 13 1/2"
  • 141 (most often ordered), size for 15-16 1/3" back length and/or string length of 14 1/2"
  • 4123 is for backs, 16 1/3-16.5", and vibrating string length 15-15 1/2"
  • 4125 is for backs, 16.5-17", and the vibrating string length of 15.5-16"
  • 4121 is for backs 17"+, vibrating string length of 16.5+  (chiropractor fees not included!)

 

D-001

Dominant Viola Set
Gauge: Quantity:

$90.00

D-002

Dominant A string
Gauge: Quantity:

$13.75

D-003

Dominant D string
Gauge: Quantity:

$15.98

D-004

Dominant G string
Gauge: Quantity:

$22.30

D-005

Dominant C string
Gauge: Quantity:

$38.00

D-006

Dominant D Silver String
Gauge: Quantity:

$19.75

D-008 Dominant Set
Length: Quantity:

$90.00

D-009 Longer Dominant A
Length: Quantity:

$13.75

D-010 Longer Dominant D
Length: Quantity:

$15.98

D-011 Longer Dominant G
Length: Quantity:

$22.30

D-012 Longer Dominant C
Length: Quantity:

$38.00

D-013 Dominant Set
Viola Size :
Quantity:

$90.00

D-014 Dominant A String
Viola Size :
Quantity:

$13.75

D-015 Dominant D String
Viola Size :
Quantity:

$15.98

D-016 Dominant G String
Viola Size :
Quantity:

$22.30

D-017 Dominant C String
Viola Size :
Quantity:

$38.00



Manufacturer: Brands:
Combined Custom Sets for Viola You name it...we combine it!
Pirastro Viola Strings Evah Pirazzi, Passione, Obligato, Gold Label, Olive, Chorda, Eudoxa and Paranito and Tonica
Thomastik-Infeld Viola Strings Spirocore, (most popular are the C and G's!) Dominants,  Vision
Larsen Viola Strings Offered in light, medium, heavy gauge.
D'Addario Viola Strings Helicore, Kaplan and Prelude cello strings
Jargar Viola Strings Jargar Supremes, come in light, medium and heavy gauges.
Prim Offered in light, medium and orchestra heavy gauge.
Warchal Brilliant and Karneol  (These are new and getting popular.)

We also have some helpful and interesting links about individual string brands, comparisons and some practical related viola information to read: