The DOMINANT PRO® for cello (NO.DP400) string set is inspired by the sound of a tube amplifier and redefines tonal ideals using an innovative metal core. The set combines an airy, light sound character with pronounced, brilliant overtones and a warm timbre.
The DOMINANT PRO® for cello (NO.DP400) string set offers the fastest and most direct response within the Thomastik-Infeld cello string repertoire. Best suited for professional cellists, it allows for a rich variety of dynamics, colors, and playing styles.
The line is available for 4/4 cellos in medium tension and includes the following strings:
The DOMINANT PRO® NO.DP41 A-string is made out of a carbon steel core with chrome outer material. The string can be modulated in many ways from fine-grained to coarse-grained and is fast and easy to play.
The DOMINANT PRO® NO.DP42 D-string is made out of a carbon steel core with chrome outer material. It is somewhat warmer than the A-string. It embodies the typical round and singing sound of a cello D-string, creating a nice transition to the lower strings.
The DOMINANT PRO® NO.DP43 G-string is made out of a spiral core with nickel alloy outer material. It has a dark, warm color with a slightly metallic brilliance. Unlike tungsten-wound G-strings, it offers slightly less modulation capacity but has a sustaining focus.
The DOMINANT PRO® NO.DP44 C-string is made out of spiral core with tungsten/nickel alloy. It has an intense dark and rich sound. The string supports the resonance of the whole set.
"Intensive cooperation with international musicians is a must for us when we are developing strings," Franz Klanner, technical director of Thomastik-Infeld said. "They give us very straightforward and honest feedback – tell us how the string feels and sounds, to the ear, in the test room, and then later in concert halls and in the recording studio. And they tell us what else they need and want ... and what they don’t like. We then translate this feedback into technology and continue to develop, modulate and modify – until our musicians are satisfied and enthusiastic."
You can find more information about the DOMINANT PRO® for cello (NO.DP400) string set at dominantpro.com, including string descriptions, sound charts, and videos. You will also be able to learn more about the DOMINANT PRO® for violin (NO.DP100) string set, as well as the DOMINANT PRO® for viola (NO.DP200) string set.