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What is the difference between all these strings?

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What is the difference between all these strings?    11:59 on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Tim)
I am finally going to get an additional set of strings to have on hand and am going to order from somewhere online. Now, I`m getting a full set of dominant strings, but there are still a lot of options. What is the difference between...

Dominant Violin Set-Steel Loop E-4/4-Med,
Dominant Violin Set-Ball E-4/4-Stark,
Dominant Violin Set-Wound-LoopE-4/4-Med,
Dominant Violin Set-Ball E-4/4-Weich,
Dominant Violin Set-Loop E-4/4-Stark,
Dominant Violin Set-Ball E-4/4-Medium, and
Dominant Violin Set-Ball E-4/4-Stark

...as far as sound is concerned?

I know the steel E string is brighter, but I think I want a wound E, just because I like the warmer sound better than the bright sound. Also, my main concern is the difference between ball-end E or Loop. My fine tuners have 2 prongs, even the E one, so I could have a ball-end E string, but is there any difference as far as sound is concerned? If I got them right now, I would get a wound ball-end E string set, but what does the last word in the description mean? Any help here is appreciated! Thanks!

-Tim




















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Re: What is the difference between all these strings?    19:06 on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Harvey)
Stark is fat.
Mittel is medium.
Weich is small.

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Re: What is the difference between all these strings?    19:35 on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Elizabeth Ward)
You want ball end. Loop end is for one prong adjusters.

Liz

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Re: What is the difference between all these strings?    19:37 on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Elizabeth Ward)
O yes, get medium, unless you have a good reason not to. Stark will give you a luder sound but highger tension (harder to play) and weich will give you lower tension but less sound

Liz

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Re: What is the difference between all these strings?    20:35 on Thursday, November 27, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Tim)
Thanks for the help! Now I can order my strings!

-Tim

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Re: What is the difference between all these strings?    22:10 on Thursday, December 04, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Harvey)
I have a reason!
Since the Dominant E sounds like a steel string, I`d use the weich E so it won`t stick out as much.

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Re: What is the difference between all these strings?    10:03 on Thursday, December 11, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(DW)
Hmmm...interesting! I always use Dominant Violin Set-Ball E-4/4-Medium. I hadn`t tried the others. Maybe I should give it a try one of these days. ???

   

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