G string recommendation?
I have a Gliga Gems 2 with pirastro tonica strings. The E, A and D strings all have very good sound. However the G string is very dull sounding.
Any string you would recommend to try? I was thinking of trying a dominant g sting...
I heard its fairly common to have a dull sounding g string / uneven strings on a violin, is this true?
It's a new violin (label reads 2018), will the sound even out with time/playing?
I generally find the Tonica G to be dull, too, across different violins. I’ve always felt it’s a bit too high in tension for the rest of the set.
Do you have the original bridge on it?
I recommend adjustments to your bridge and soundpost. Then just get any higher tension G.
A gut G string works well with synthetic D. Pirastro Gold Label G might be the least expensive version.
Thanks everyone for your input : )
I actually tried a Eudoxa G with my other Tonicas, and the response of the G was very noticeably slow compared to the Tonicas. I could imagine Gold Label blending better.
My favourite gut G is the Pirastro Chorda. Not too expensive - on-line in the UK it is about £18 (just under $23USD) from thestringzone.co.uk. There is a choice of silver-plated or plain copper winding, the plain copper being intended tone-wise more for authentic period performance.
For me even the Eudoxa G (rigid) is responsive. Sometimes using a brilliant E that is not heavy tension *can* help. I have not used Tonica in some decades, though, so cannot help with G+Tonicas.