I'm looking for an E string that isn't quite so metalic (i.e., "e"-sounding). Somebody recommended a gold-plated E string - what do you think?
I'm playing a rather battered mid-1800's Mittenwald violin (O.K., it's showing its age) which has a really nice sound (especially on the lower two strings). I keep hauling it to the luther to fix things as I can afford them (I had a huge crack under the chin rest which was fixed last summer, plus I had a couple of corners replaced). I need to have all of the edges on the top fixed - they are quite worn. However, I really like my instrument - it suits me. I have Thomastik Dominant strings on it currently.
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