Andrew Fryer wrote:Yes, I haven't got any spare strings yet. I was going to start thinking about that soon.
"Corner" a local parent who has a child studying violin. Hopefully you can get some good contact info re: reasonably priced accessories, repairs, sheet music and the like.Andrew Fryer wrote:Tragically, I'm already thinking that the action needs lowering! Does it, or am I just a typically obsessive guitar/uke player? I'll Google violin actions some time, but it will be trickier than fettling a fretted instrument, as the string diameters are so varied.
You don't think violin's are loud? I remember attending a classical guitar orchestra at Appalachian State University guitar festival several years ago, probably 40 classical guitars. In one piece they were joined by a violinist. The sound from his instrument was not only beautiful, it seemed to mute the rest of the instruments with it's power!malc laney wrote:I've been flirting with the trumpet for about 9 months , unlike the violin it is loud and obnoxious.The people sitting in front of the trumpet section dread the caterwauling imminent , especially on the Dam Busters. Also , if you start off pretty , it messes with the upper lip.I know the violin turns you into the chap from Notre Dame.
Thanks. I had realised this and decided not to attempt anything. Except I did buy a spare bridge with a nice ebony insert for the E string, as I could see the design was getting rarer and more expensive, so when I saw a cheap one, I bought it pdq.Hany Hayek wrote:Don't try to adjust anything yourself on the instrument, the action is not like on the guitar or mandolin...
Then you're saying don't change the strings either? Why would they not glue in the soundpost?Hany Hayek wrote:Don't change the bridge yourself, sometimes the sound port can fall if you loosen the tension on the top.