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Strings for an electric
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JayDreamer
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Hi all and FM,

I have an electric, its an old Yamaha SV110. The violin itself is good but I wish to change the strings. The present ones are more bright and thin sounding. I, myself like more warm tones with a darkish touch (I don't know how to explain it). A tone that makes your mood so in the sad territory. Could you recommend a set of strings?

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Jay

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Don't get me wrong, you can make some differences by changing strings but it might not be the strings that sound bright. Have you every had other strings on this instrument?
On an electric violin you might want to get an effect processor with equalizer settings. Many SV have the tone knob which allows for you to darken the sound.
Here are some of the dark sounding violin string suggestions
Thematic Vision Solo
Kaplan Amo
Pirastro - Aricore

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Thanks FM,

I don't have a tone control on the violin itself but have it in my Roland amp. But even with the best setting I like the tone seems bright. Once I tried a different string only for D (I only had that extra string, but do not remember the brand) and it had a better sound but broke (it was old).

I would definitely try Tomastik Vision Solo.

Thanks

Jay

A table, a chair, a glass of wine, a bowl of fruits, a music system with lots of records and my violin. What more I want to retire?

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