Just a foreword, I wish to make sure that I am intending this thread for people to mention what strings they like to use currently, not to turn into a debate on which strings are good and/or better.
I am finding that I am constantly learning that there's a new set of strings I've never tried, and I am yet to finalize on what string to stick with.
I will start with that my mainstay set used to be Infeld Red, since Canadian economy turned $40Cdn/set to ~$100 Cdn/set, I have been looking at alternatives. I've been trying all potential candidate of "Lowest costing, longest lasting, tolerable sounding(dark) set". As a grad student, I cannot afford very much until I get to my Post Doc stage.
Since then I've tried all Warchal violin strings, Pirastro Chromcor, Dominants, D'addrio Pro Arte High tension, Obligato, and Tonica is next up on the experiment, if I don't like Pro Arte by next week.
I am seeking a mainstay mostly because I am finding that each string has different thickness, and my bridge seems to be well suited for some, but not so much for some, which means, I'll have to ask my luthier to fit the current or a new bridge to fit the "mainstay" strings well.
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