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Hi Pierre and everyone!
I have had the Zyex w/ Silver D on my main AV for over 2 years and they made a great difference in how I feel about my playing! I am still happy with them, but need new strings for my 2nd AV, and also my 20+ year old Yamaha Silent Violin.
I am curious about the new FM strings, but am thinking it is better use of my limited $$ to get 2 more sets of the Zyex. I'm not sophisticated enough to notice things like changes in bow responsiveness, speed, etc. I just know that my confidence and desire to practice has increased because my violin has just sounded better with the Zyex strings. I don't even know if I actually NEED to change them.
I guess I'm just asking if there is any reason to try a different kind of strings. If I have all Zyex and one breaks, I'll have a replacement readily available. But is a different kind of string more appropriate for my old EV, which I don't play a lot anymore anyway?
The sound I get from the Zyex seems mellow and sweet compared to the inexpensive Dominants I had before. I like mellow and sweet better than bright and loud, especially since I am now wearing hearing aids in both ears. (but that's for another post...)