How Does Dominant Pro Compare with Rondo (only available from dealers)


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1 hour ago, Violadamore said:

IMHO, they're going mano a mano with Evah Golds.   Since I'm testing out a set of those right now, I'm not very interested in the Pros.  :)

I like the Evah Golds, too. How long do they last for you? 

 

Anyone else interested a Consumer's Union style Report on violin strings? 

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Website states that they are "suitable for soloists" that's what we want to hear. I'll probably try them but I suspect that they will just be a higher tension version of Dominants. I wonder what e will be like.

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12 hours ago, l33tplaya said:

I like the Evah Golds, too. How long do they last for you?

That's part of what I'm finding out.  A month and a half, so far, with no sign of problems.  :)

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11 hours ago, deans said:

Website states that they are "suitable for soloists" that's what we want to hear. I'll probably try them but I suspect that they will just be a higher tension version of Dominants. I wonder what e will be like.

Don't hold your horses; Shar's ad stated that they would sell a set at discount ($89.95, IIRC), with your choice of someone else's E! 

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On 2/21/2021 at 2:10 AM, l33tplaya said:

Just received an ad from Shar for Dominant Pro.  Has anyone tried them? I am partial to PIs, but dislike regular Dominants.  Getting ready to try Rondos.

Rondos are higher tension than Evah Pirazzi, Dominant Pro are lower tension than Evah Pirazzi Gold (Golds are lower than PIs). Given that, you can have some idea of how they compare. I also don't like regular Dominants, I don't like the tone of G and D (lack of bass) and their break-in time and tuning stability isn't the best.

 

On 2/21/2021 at 3:27 AM, Violadamore said:

IMHO, they're going mano a mano with Evah Golds.   Since I'm testing out a set of those right now, I'm not very interested in the Pros.  :)

Same here, I will continue using Evah Golds because they're larger in diameter, Dominant Pro are too thin. Evah P. Gold are almost perfect strings (perfection may not exist).

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16 hours ago, D27 said:

Rondos are higher tension than Evah Pirazzi, Dominant Pro are lower tension than Evah Pirazzi Gold (Golds are lower than PIs). Given that, you can have some idea of how they compare. I also don't like regular Dominants, I don't like the tone of G and D (lack of bass) and their break-in time and tuning stability isn't the best.

 

Same here, I will continue using Evah Golds because they're larger in diameter, Dominant Pro are too thin. Evah P. Gold are almost perfect strings (perfection may not exist).

And the difference between Evah Gold and regular Evah's?

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1 hour ago, D27 said:

That is well known, Greens are higher tension than Golds. Golds are just a little above Obligato.

Actually the total set tension for Greens is exactly the same as Golds, according to the Pirastro website (assuming silver-wound G for both sets: with the gold-wound G, the EPGold set is very slightly lower tension than EP (23.0 kg vs 23.1 kg)).

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3 hours ago, Bodacious Cowboy said:

Actually the total set tension for Greens is exactly the same as Golds, according to the Pirastro website (assuming silver-wound G for both sets: with the gold-wound G, the EPGold set is very slightly lower tension than EP (23.0 kg vs 23.1 kg)).

It's the same because of a big difference in the E-string, don't let that fool you. It's normal for the E-string to be higher tension. You notice the tension more on G D A, and for those 3 strings, Golds are lower.

Obligato:

G: 4.5 kg

D: 4.7 kg

A: 5.4 kg

E: 8.0 kg

 

Evah Pirazzi Gold:

G Gold: 4.8 kg | G Silver: 4.9 kg

D: 4.7 kg

A: 5.5 kg

E: 8.0 kg

 

Evah Pirazzi:

G: 4.9 kg

D: 4.8 kg

A: 5.6 kg

E: 7.8 kg

 

Rondo:

G: 4.8 kg

D: 4.8 kg

A: 5.7 kg

E: 8.2 kg

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I found this nice schematic of different string tensions:

https://www.violinstringreview.com/tension-chart.html

I've used Dominant, Evah Pirazzi, and PI before.  PI is definitely powerful, although I generally stick to dominant as it is reliable and pleasant.  Evah Pirazzi is awesome but the winding seems to fall apart more quickly than dominant.  I just started using a set of PI so I cannot report on longevity yet. 

I have a set of Tonicas on my backup violin because it is cheap, but I honestly never felt that it was worse than the other strings.  Maybe I should try Tonica on my main violin to save some money. :)

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