Sorry if this has been discussed previously. I was not able to see it in the archive threads. Does anyone have experience with Fiddlerman strings? Synthetic core... are they any good? comparable with? Thanks! Ken
I have used three sets of Fiddlerman strings. The strings are better than most and equal to many...like dominants. Simply a very good all around set of strings. The d and a strings impressed me. I will buy more.
As a beginner player of 3 and a bit years, of course, I have experimented with different strings, as you do :) I have the Fiddlerman strings on one of my instruments, and, as others have said elsewhere, they have a very similar feel and sound to Dominants. If anything (on the particular instrument I use them) they have a "softer" tone - hard to describe.... but, very nice strings at the price-point.
I have replaced the old dominant strings on my three violins with the Fiddlerman strings. They are half the price of Dominants, but have the power that a couple of my violins needed to "tone-down" their overly bright (harsh) sound.
For half the price of Dominants you can get Tonica Strings from Pirastro, which are just as good.
If you are trying to say tonica is just as good as Fiddlerman Strings, you are wrong. Fiddlerman Strings are a much more balanced, smoother set of strings.
Yes, I am trying to say Tonica is a better value.
Tonica are good strings, especially in the "New Formula". I have not tried Fiddlerman strings, but as a long time professional using Dominants, I'd be happy to order a set and do a comparison.
Does anyone know who make Fiddlerman strings and are they like everything else Fiddlerman promotes, made in China??
From the Fiddlerman webshop:
I think there is only one main company producing strings in Germany, that would be Pirastro.
Tonica strings are excellent, and not much like Dominants, in my experience. They're not just a cheaper substitute. The have very different tonal characteristics from Dominants. Brighter, subtler, more complex, and altogether more like the gut sound of Eudoxa strings.
Ive heard of another German company producing cheap strings besides Pirastro.
I was pretty disappointed. I wanted to try the strings, but I needed new strings right away, because I just broke one, and I can’t find a store nearby that sells them. Going to go with Tonicas. If I don’t fall in love with the them, my next set will be Fiddlerman.
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