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DOMINANT. More than a Legend.

Happy Birthday, Dominant!

These strings first took to the stage 50 years ago. Our artists congratulate them!

And the winner is... Nylon!

Exactly 50 years ago, Thomastik-Infeld was the first string manufacturer in the world to introduce music strings with a core of nylon threads – a material that combines the advantages of gut and steel strings and was to change the world of strings. The name of the strings? Dominant. But what was the challenge in producing strings with a synthetic core? Why did Thomastik-Infeld have pole position?

A violin string core comprises up to 1000 individual nylon threads. Each of these threads has a diameter of 0.02 to 0.04 mm. One.Thousand.Very.Thin.Threads. To enable them to vibrate, not tear and also give the string enough weight, they need a winding. The string core, in other words the bundled individual threads, is attached to a hook on the left and right in a winding machine. In order to now wind the outer material onto the string core, the core has to rotate. Not a single one of the up to 1000 very thin threads should break, otherwise the continuous rotation would create a knot and the string would become unusable. This means that the hooks have to rotate synchronously with uncompromising precision, and the core and winding tensile forces must remain absolutely constant. Because if the core and winding tensile forces do not match, individual threads can also be cut off by the winding material. Not so easy.

Back then, attempts by the competition to develop and manufacture a suitable machine that could carry out these crucial production steps without errors failed. However, Thomastik-Infeld was already very successful in the steel rope segment. Thomastik-Infeld has always had a decisive advantage due to its enthusiasm for innovation, proximity to musicians, constant material research and advanced machine technology. And so Dominant was not only born but also able to run the necessary distance – right through to the present today!

Unfold the 1970's!


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Meet four legendary strings

End the whistling! The Dominant E-string 130 is an aluminum wound steel core string and it doesn’t whistle! Fall in love with its outstanding response and soft sound! Your ears will thank you as it delights with well-balanced volume and brilliance – perfect for the sensitive ears of children or for salon music. Being comparatively easy to play, this string is also very suitable for younger students.

A level on its own! Thomastik-Infeld’s Dominant A-string 131 promises to be a real hit. The aluminum wound synthetic core string responds instantly. It is ideally balanced, perfectly combining brilliance and warmth to bring out the most of your instrument. Be prepared to hear and create sound colors you never thought possible! The most sold single violin string!

Designed to support! The Dominant D-string 132 is a synthetic core aluminum wound all-round talent. The string supports darker or weak sounding instruments by adding volume and brilliance. Its diameter and bow noise are similar to a blanc gut string, but its response is still very direct. The silver wound alternative - 132A offers even more modulation ability, warmth and sound colors. You will also enjoy the finer grained bow noise.

Game changing! Thomastik-Infeld’s Dominant 133 is a synthetic core silver wound G-string that works for violins of all styles and ages. The tonal character is perfectly balanced between warmth and brilliance, the sound beam both focused and broad. The string offers great projection.

Spot the difference!

A room and a life full of music! Can you spot the seven differences our comic artist has hidden in this portrait of legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, playing Dominant strings? Take a close look!

The picture on the right differs from the picture on the left with seven errors!

The picture on the bottom differs from the picture on the top with seven errors!

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