renaissance Posted March 10, 2001 Report Share Posted March 10, 2001 I know there are a lot of threads about the virtues of various strings, but I am confused. Maybe you all can help. I have always used Dominants. When I started playing again, I continued to use Dominants in honor of my teacher, who is now deceased. He used Dominants on his violins. I would like to try something else, because I'm not sure I'm happy with them. Problem is, I'm not sure what to try next. It needs to be a pretty educated guess because I can't afford to change strings on a whim just because I don't like them. There are sure more choices now than there were 20 years ago! My violin is from the workshop of Leo Aschauer, Mittenwald, 1966. (Anyone else know this maker? Would love information on him) My bow is an H.R. Pfretzschner that is 30 years old, so I don't know how it compares to the models now appearing in the Shar catalog. I know that how I play makes a difference, but I thought maybe I could get some advice if you know my violin and bow. The violin is very well set up. I have a pretty dark tone now. I would prefer to have a brighter, happier tone that carries a little better without being shrill. Suggestions? Oh, please play nice on this thread. I didn't realize the can of worms I opened when I started that Kreutzer thread Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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