Hey folks, I know this is a regular but I'd appreciate your combined expertise or at least opinions
I'd really like to try out a different E string on my violin. I have Dominants on there at the moment, and they're fine but I really struggle to get a sweet tone on the E... I know this is to do with my technique, but I could use all the help I can get from my E string, and the Dominant isn't giving me much! Realistically, I don't have masses of time to devote to violin practice, so a helpful E string would be great.
I would love to get a few recommendations... and I also wondered, does anyone know where I might order them online or just by mail order? I have no transport... I know there is a specialist shop not far from me, (I forget the name though... it's one of the well-known specialist string music places & is in Gloucestershire...) but I have no way of getting there at the moment.
I need something reliable (ie although I know gut core strings can sound fab, I believe they don't stay in tune that well?) and hopefully reasonably long-lived - don't want to be replacing it every week! I'm willing to pay for something that's really good... not Â£20 per string I don't think, but I'm not being miserly and saying I'll only spend a fiver and no more either... I have no idea how much they cost these days. haven't bought one for AGES!
Any help appreciated!