Daily Archives: September 22, 2023

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This violin needed some general optimisation. The old soundpost was too loose and the bridge was warped, so I fitted new ones as well as new strings, and tweaked the peg fit a little so it’s easier to tune. Hopefully it will make a world of difference!

This violin came in because the owner was finding it difficult to play in tune and double stop clearly. There were a few issues to correct; the bridge was a little twisted on its axis (though thankfully not warped), and the strings were unusually far apart. Also the string height at the next was more than it needed to be, meaning low first position notes were especially difficult to play. I also changed the strings, as the old ones had degraded to the point where the notes were false a lot of the time!