The Violinos (using the G-D-A) are exactly what I hoped for on my Sima Traian: - Very mellow, dark-ish sound. Perfect for playing at home and lessons. Considerably quieter than the Evah Pirazzi greens and Obligatos I have also used on this violin. - On the low-tension side for a medium tension string so they're easy on my fingers. - Sounded lovely right out of the box (as opposed to their big sister, the Obligatos, which sounded metallic and raspy on my violin for the first 5-6 hours of play.) Note: The Violinos require frequent retuning the first few hours of play but then settle in.