The original synthetic core string, made with perlon. Dominant strings are bright and responsive and are by far the most popular choice for all players. When new, dominant strings have a metallic edge, which fades after a few days of playing. Comparable in sound to gut, without gut's disadvantages. These strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core and cater for artists who feel uncomfortable with steel strings. The resounding success of dominant strings owes a lot to its similarity in tone and response to gut strings, without gut's attendant drawbacks.