Just curious to compare notes. Current setup 1-old no-name violin, possibly Juzek, very loud and dark (3/4 viola??). I have gone from Dominants to Preludes, and recently restrung with Thomastik Praezisions mediums. Like wise for violin 2, another no-name with a brighter tone. I feel the Praezisions have more "punch", while also having less sliding noises. Yours?