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the great string episode
AKA what the heck ????
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Barry Nelson
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September 20, 2014 - 12:24 am
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So my G string was frayed at the bridge on my new Viola. Fiddlerman sent me a new one (thank you !! ) but then the other night my D string breaks at the peg while its hanging on the wall. Hmmm, ok, I go to samash and buy a D string. All is good, right ?
Oh no, the string gremlin isnt done yet. I get my Viola down to play and the G is loose, first thought, slipped peg, but no.. the dang thing has come unwound behind the bridge...
cussing

So, today I went and spent $45 on a set of Pro Artes. My Viola sounds good again and I hope the string gremlin has moved on to richer pastures

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Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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Donald
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Yet another case of a problem manifesting itself in three ways.

I think you are better off buying the new set as you did, rather than buying one string at a time, because the set includes the A, which is the most likely to break, which you haven't lost yet, but which I would expect to have been the first one to go haywire.

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Barry Nelson
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September 20, 2014 - 11:51 am
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Donald said

Yet another case of a problem manifesting itself in three ways.

I think you are better off buying the new set as you did, rather than buying one string at a time, because the set includes the A, which is the most likely to break, which you haven't lost yet, but which I would expect to have been the first one to go haywire.

Youre right Donald, it usually is the A. Its interesting to note also that for new strings (talking about the ones that came with it) they were sounding bad quickly. It really showed when I put on the new set. Just one of those things.

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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November 4, 2014 - 10:40 pm
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I'm thinking that we need to switch the strings on our Fiddlerman Concert Violas and Violins to D'Addario's Prelude or Pro-Arte for the future. Thought these were so nice when they were new but if they are breaking on people we can't keep selling them. :(

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