If you use Dominant then I don't think this is the problem. I do hope you have an expert check your set up, sound-post and bridge sometime.
I believe that Dominant strings are good but a little metallic sounding.
I'm referring to electric instruments in general and not the CEVN specifically. I have a Zeta that I paid around $5000 many years ago and it doesn't sound better. They sound like sewing machines unless you use cool effects to shape the sound.
WOW, you play incredibly well… I don't know what you could possibly learn from us on this forum… but I can think of many things I can learn from you…
Pierre I read at many review places on the web that Dominant sound metallic only at first, but once broken they get very mellow. Did you experienced something similar?
I have these strings for more than an year. Personally, I don't hear the metalic sound, but then again, I don't have anything to compare to. I'm going to try Zyex and then I will be able to feel/hear the difference.
Unfortunately, I didn't get up to the Sea of Galilee. We went to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Caesarea Maritima and a number of sites out in the country. It was primarily an agricultural tour related to my job, but we did see many of the historic and religious sites, too.
That's cool that your U.S. visits were to Rhode Island. I'm originally from RI and live just over the line in Massachusetts now.
BTW, did you get to Galilee, RI? It's a seaside town/fishing port, appropriately enough.
No, I haven't been in Galilee. I was mainly in Smithfield (work), Providence. I also went to New Port (beautiful, magic place) and Boston.I wish I would have the chance to come again!
This is from Thomastik website concerning Dominant.
These strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core and cater for artists who feel uncomfortable with steel strings.
The sound of the Dominant string is full and mellow, yet rich in overtones. Its radiance, its ability to project sound without being metallic, comes to the fore both in arco and pizzicato.
Dominant strings should be changed at appropriate intervals to ensure continuity of tone color.
That is why I'm surprised at the metallic sound, maybe yours are too old Marina and Pierre can hear it? Just trying to guess I don't have any experience to review them myself.
I used Dominant strings for 20 years on and off. Therefor I know that they get better after a few days and sound less metallic as well. My favorite strings for a long time were Pirastro Eudoxa, when the orchestra paid for them, but when I switched back to Dominant I was almost as happy. I fell in love with Obligato when I first heard of them but they used to cost more than Dominant so I switched back but the Obligato strings had a warmer tone and lasted longer.
I tried Thomastik Peter Infeld, Thomastik Vision Solo, Pirastro Evah Pirazzi, Pro-Arte, Helicore, and many others but for my violin the Zyex are the best.
The metallic sound that I am referring to is extremely slight. I just feel like the Zyex strings are so powerful and warm compared to anything else.
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