Is this real or fake Dominant Strings
I bought a set of strings on eBay which includes G, D, A Dominant and a Pirastro Gold Label E for around 50 Australian dollars from a dealer with 99.5% something ratings.
However after these strings were used for 3 months, the Dominant strings left white silver-like mark on the finger board (see picture).
I would like to ask, whether this is normal for Thomastik Dominant string or that they are fake ones.
I would be very grateful if someone could help identify this :-)
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People will probably want to see the windings.
No this happened long before the heater stuff :-) yes the ratings are based on a pretty large sample of ratings.
They're probably real if enough people are buying from him and not giving negative feedback.
Thanks Michael! :-))
I cant tell by those pictures if they are real at all, but that does happen with genui strings too.
In the past I bought very, very cheap strings and learned to wipe them with a tissue because of all the black oil left on the strings. On more expensive strings they clean the strings and the white powder can be the residue of the cleaning process. But I'm just guessing.
Price is about right, strings look ok. Clean your fingerboard every day when you have finished playing and you won't have marks.
Ugh had to login again.
Michael, I can only guess.
Thank you Carlo for your advice :-)
on my first violin this happened to me even with good strings. Its normal dont worry too much about it just clean it off
Dominant A and D are wound with aluminium, which leaves marks.
Use gut strings problem solved