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shjotat
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September 21, 2011 - 10:35 am
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what brand of strings get the best sounds?

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Fiddlerman
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September 21, 2011 - 12:51 pm
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This depends from instrument to instrument but steel is about the worse. For the price, Dominant strings are great value and used on many fine instruments. They have a synthetic core. Steel is however used for most E strings of course. The problem with the great strings is that they are almost as expensive as the cheap violins.cry

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There is a set of steel strings with chromium windings which are the best strings I have ever put on my violin in over 6 years.  They are available for under $20.  The name is Black Diamond #7207.  They are certainly the best on that violin for country but maybe not for classic (?).  They don't sound anything like the ordinary plain metal strings.

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whadya know , I found a thread about strings! I really like Infeld Vision Titanium Solo's and/or the Titanium Orchestra's. For me, they have a very nice sweet focus. The string pack lists them as slightly over half between warm and brilliant, slightly toward the brilliant side.

imo, different fiddles like different strings. I fell in love with these strings from the first time I tried 'em about 3 years ago, and I've gone thru about 4 acoustics in the past coupla years trying to find one I was happy with around the 2.5k range. I was getting back into acoustic from electric.

Anyways... some of those acoustics liked other strings better so I used what was best for the fiddle. But my latest acoustic which I got about 3 months ago and I'm very happy with, also performs very well with these Vision Titanium's. So looks like I've been fortunate with a violin I like that also likes the strings I like. If y'all can sort thru all that.

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October 10, 2011 - 9:06 pm
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bluesviolin said:

imo, different fiddles like different strings.

Exactly right. This is a lot more true than most people think. I've tried the Infeld Vision Titanium Solo's and Titanium Orchestra but they didn't work well on my fiddle. Presently I prefer Obligato's over all else but use Dominants on occasion as well. Don't know why I keep switching. LOL

So looks like I've been fortunate with a violin I like that also likes the strings I like. If y'all can sort thru all that.

You are one of the fortunate ones. thumbs-up

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