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Dominant Viola strings advise

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 I am considering buying a set of Thomastik Dominants for my viola but I'm not sure which is the correct for the size of my instrument. 

  It is a 16'' viola with a 37 cm string length (measured from the nut to the bridge).

  Which is the correct set? Is it the no. 141 one or the no. 4125? The measurements in the manufacturer's refer to the instrument's back size of to string length?

Any ideas?

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Yes, I use all of the sizes for different instruments. You want the 141 set.

The 4125 are quite long and thinner than 141, useful if the string length is 16". They work spectacularly on large violas but will probably be flabby on yours.

The 4121 is for monster violas, I have Medici copy with a 17" vibrating string length and there is plenty of string left over.   

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31 minutes ago, deans said:

Yes, I use all of the sizes for different instruments. You want the 141 set.

The 4125 are quite long and thinner than 141, useful if the string length is 16". They work spectacularly on large violas but will probably be flabby on yours.

The 4121 is for monster violas, I have Medici copy with a 17" vibrating string length and there is plenty of string left over.   

Τhanks for the answer. So the 141 set is for violas which string length is 14 1/2 inches (37 cm). I think then that this set is the correct for my viola.

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