Dominant violin strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core and cater for artists who feel uncomfortable with steel strings. The resounding success Dominant strings is largely due to its similarity in tone and response to gut strings, without gut's attendant drawbacks.
The sound of the Dominant string is full and mellow, yet rich in overtones. Its radiance and ability to project sound without being metallic comes to the fore both in arco and pizzicato. Other advantages are Dominant's effortless response, intricate fingering, and its tuning stability even under extreme atmospheric conditions. However, Dominant's beauty of tone is not as long lasting as that of a steel string. This is a price the discerning musician is prepared to pay in order to achieve the Dominant's quality of sound. Dominant strings should be changed at appropriate intervals to ensure continuity of tone color.