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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 6:06 pm    
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Just wondering if anyone using a 5 / string fiddle can tell me where you buy your strings? I cannot find any....thanks jack
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Larry Jamieson


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Walton, NY USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 6:56 pm    
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You can buy a regular set of violin stings and a 14" viola C string from the same brand. Super sensitive or D'Addaio Prelude would work.
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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 6:58 pm     Thanks
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Thanks, I appreciate it....jack
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Tom Dillon


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La Mesa, California, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 7:58 pm    
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I play a 5 string, and here are the strings I use:

https://www.sharmusic.com/Strings/Violin-Strings/D-Addario-Helicore-5-String-Set---Medium-Gauge.axd
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MSA Legend D10, LDG, On-Trak, Stereo Steel, fiddles
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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 8:14 pm     Compare?
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Tom, how do they compare to the super sensitive?....thanks jack
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Tom Dillon


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La Mesa, California, USA
Post  Posted 9 Jan 2018 8:04 am    
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Jack, I think you'll like them much better than Super Sensitive. I used the SS strings when I first started playing but haven't tried them since. I remember switching to Thomastik Dominants from those and stayed with them for about 25 years. Dominants are perlon, not steel, and have a softer feel. About 5 years ago I switched to Helicore. They are easy to play on, loud and clear - great for fiddle styles. I play a lot and they last me about 6 months.
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MSA Legend D10, LDG, On-Trak, Stereo Steel, fiddles
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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post  Posted 9 Jan 2018 8:28 am     Fiddle strings?
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Tom, I have been using super sensitive a long time (most time I get the old fiddler). Back when I used to play regular I would change them about once every 2/years....thanks jack
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