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Hi everyone! I'm an adult beginner/returner to the violin.
I've been learning on a really basic student violin and thought it was time to upgrade to a new violin that will do me through the grades. I chose the Gliga Gems II Antique. The set-up shop has been really helpful but I'm not sure what strings to choose for my new violin, they can either fit Pirastro Tonicas or Thomastik Dominants.
I haven't developed a sound yet but I like a warm, balanced, mellow tone from the violin. In your experience which string do you think may suit better? Or are we just splitting hairs?
The hard part about stuff like this is that each violin reacts to the strings differently. what brand makes one violin warm and darker may make another more bright and brilliant. I haven't tried tonicas but i have used Dominants in the past and they were pretty good with a warm resonance and even tone on my violin. I'd say pick one and go with it. At this stage it'll probably be less the violin string sound and more your playing that determines how good the violin sounds Don't be afraid to order your own strings and change them to if you don't like the sound of the ones you got. Good luck!
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