Tonica or Dominant
discerning violinists that have been loyal to their
favorite Thomastik Dominant brand strings, often are not
aware or know about the strong similarity of Dominants
and Pirastro's Tonica violin strings. While
Dominants were the original revolutionary synthetic
string, the Tonicas are too, a synthetic string with
similar weight, tension and gauge.
So often when one manufacturer comes out with a nice
new string, the other competing company will try to
match or compete directly with it by coming out with
their own alternative. That's true no matter which
product it is!
Which string is better?
Well, both are made
of very high quality that one usually enjoys with both Thomastik or Pirastro. Both are well made strings
and there is nothing 'cheap' in quality about either
brand. Both seem to wear and last about the same.
The most important test and question is... how they
play and sound? That is for our customers to
decide, but it would be fun and extremely telling to buy
both Dominant AND Tonica together and give them a try, one set at a time. If you use Dominants and never
tried Tonica, you should! If you really like your
Tonicas and have never tried the Dominants, you should!
In our opinion they are so close in playability,
depending on your particular fiddle, you may really like
the 'other' set.
Who wants to buy two sets of new strings just for
comparison? Well, we predict that you will love
both sets, even if perhaps there is one particular set
that you prefer over the other. You still need to
know though won't you? We decided to make it easy
to do so, have some fun in the process and save you
money as well.
Here, we offer a special on buying one set of
Dominants and one set of Tonicas. You must get the
same gauge and you are only allowed one set of each, per
You can get one of each set together for a combined
package (of 2 sets) starting at only, $74.85
Tonica/Dominant Package Comparison Challenge Deal:
(Otherwise known as the TDPCCD)
We also realize that when customers buy Dominant,
they often like to substitute for another E string.
Often a Gold Label (also known as Wondertone...as the
same E string) and/or a Goldbrokat E. Tension is
only in medium. The E strings in each package must
be the same! You cannot get two different E's or E
endings (must both be loop or both ball ends.) On
the 2nd Package, we allow two different E's but of the
same corresponding brand. (See below).
If you call this one in on our phone lines, you can
simply ask for our Touchdown Violin Package!
D, A and your choice E string.
Tonica: G, D,
A, and your choice E string.
We offer the
following E strings: Gold Label
medium, Goldbrokat medium, Olive
medium, Eudoxa medium, Tzigane E
This package is
exactly the same as above, but with
each respective brand E string.
G,D,A and E steel.
ALL Tonica: G,D,A and
|Thouchdown Package #2
email us. Let us know which string set you
like and why. Write a really great, (ie.
informative) review and we may even send you your
favorite set for your efforts. Please include
your full name, your experience, and the fiddle.