Thomastik Dominant small violin strings


The most popular synthetic strings in the world but for smaller violinists!
Violin size : 1/16 to 3/4


Thomastik Dominant strings for small violin have been widely recognized as the “gold standard” for many years. These were the first synthetic strings to appear on the market in the middle of the 20th century. Their sound character is rather neutral with rich and warm harmonics that will suit most instruments well. All these advantages make them the best-selling strings in the world, even today.

Sound colour

Rather neutral, with a certain warmth




Quite good






Characteristics of the Thomastik Dominant for small violin

The strings are made of a highly flexible multi-filament synthetic core that mimics gut strings. We then find an aluminum or silver winding for the low strings. The E string is the new version, the steel one covered with an aluminum ribbon. This evolution makes it possible to avoid the big defect of the old Dominant string set: its chanterelle. Now this one has a much warmer and more pleasant sound.

They are only available in medium tension and their ends are exclusively with balls. But this combination fits perfectly with the majority of small size violins.

Finally, you can mount them on violins from 3/4 to 1/16.

Thomastik Dominant string detail for small violin
String Core Winding or plating Tension (kg) (L/M/F)
E Carbon steel Aluminium 6,6 / 7,2 / 7,5
A Synthetic Aluminium 4,6 / 5,5 / 5,9
D Synthetic Aluminium 3,9 / 4,5 / 5,5
G Synthetic Silver 3,7 / 4,4 / 4,9

The tension is calculated for a standard vibrating length and a standard elevation.

Luthier’s opinion on the Thomastik Dominant for small violin

Generally speaking, these strings are rather bright and neutral, but not without warmth. They also have a precise bass that is perfect for many conditions.

On the other hand, when these are installed, their metallic sound may seem unpleasant. However, after a few hours of playing, it will turn into a rich and round sound. They also have a very good life span.

All in all, I would recommend these strings to musicians who are looking for something all-purpose. It is also a quality product that has proven itself for so many years.


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More details

Weight 100 g

1/10, 1/16, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 3/4


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Payment options

Each order must be fully paid before delivery. As of now, here are the available payment options:

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Delivery costs
Tracked letter Bow* Violin and Viola       Cello
France Free Free Free Free
DOM-TOM 7,00€ 20,00€ 25,00€ On request
Europe 7,00€ 17,00€ 25,00€ On request
World zone 1 7,00€ 25,00€ 30,00€ On request
World zone 2 7,00€ 30,00€ 60,00€ On request

* Large accessories that cannot be sent by tracked letter will be sent in a Bow class. This will be the case for chin straps, for example.

Countries outside the European Union may apply customs duties. Additional charges may apply depending on the content of the package. Please do not hesitate to contact me or the customs office in your country if you have any doubts or questions.

Deliveries of strings and accessories under 3 centimeters are made in registered mail format and are therefore sent by the Post Office. Whether it is for national or international delivery. This is a simple and efficient way to have your order delivered to your home.

For larger accessories and instruments, I use the Chronopost or TNT solutions. A tracked shipment that will be delivered directly to your home or to a relay point, as you prefer, in this case tell me when you order.

I generally ship orders between 1 and 4 working days. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as when travelling, I may not be able to meet these deadlines. In this case I will inform you as soon as possible.

For shipments outside France, the transporters may be different depending on the daily quotation.

DOM-TOM : Guadeloupe – Martinique – Guyana – Mayotte – Reunion – Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Saint Barthélemy – Saint Martin

World zone 1: Albania – Andorra – Armenia – Belarus – Bosnia – Georgia – Gibraltar – Guernsey – Canary Islands – Faroe Islands – Iceland – Jersey – Macedonia – Moldova – Montenegro – Russia – San Marino – Serbia – Turkey – Ukraine – Vatican.

World zone 2: All other countries which are not in Europe, in world zone 1 and DOM-TOM.

Returns and exchanges

You have 14 days from the date of delivery to withdraw. You must return all the items within 30 days of delivery, with the return form and your receipt as proof of purchase. Refund or exchange can only take place upon receipt of the items.

Either way, if you have any questions regarding payment or delivery, please contact me.