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Viola sounds weird
Probably just me...
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ivanorcan
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December 15, 2014 - 4:50 pm
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Hello Guys,

Here is the issue, back on october i took my Viola to a Luthier and he did the following changes:

-Fixed the button.

-New Strings (D'addario Zyex)

-New Bridge

-New Pegs

-Changed sound post position as apparently it was not on the optimal place.

After that the instrument was not the same as i used to play it was better by far! I loved how it sounded... Even my teacher was amazed by the sound.

Now it have been 2 months since that and i feel that the instrument sounds weird like it got a cold sound... not as warm as before... What could it be? the strings should still sound good... but i dont know, i hope i dont have to change them again...

Any ideas?

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Violaman
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December 19, 2014 - 4:09 am
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What is the humidity level in your home? Some instruments are very sensitive to humidity changes. Dryness from having heat on or too much AC.... Humidity from lot's of rain....
Do you play as much now as you did when you got the viola back from the luthier? Did you ever drop the case with the instrument in it? Sound-post can have moved.

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ivanorcan
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December 22, 2014 - 1:29 pm
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I found the issue... i feel like a noob... i have been practicing a lot lately and suddenly i stopped playing for like 2 weeks so i forgot to put more rosin into the bow... due to that it started to sound weird... after posting this i went and added rosin to the bow and now it sounds good again...

 

Facepalm... Hahaha

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Barry Nelson
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December 26, 2014 - 3:34 am
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ivanorcan said
I found the issue... i feel like a noob... i have been practicing a lot lately and suddenly i stopped playing for like 2 weeks so i forgot to put more rosin into the bow... due to that it started to sound weird... after posting this i went and added rosin to the bow and now it sounds good again...

 

Facepalm... Hahaha

The joys of learning   :)

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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Violaman
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January 19, 2015 - 7:07 pm
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Good one. Rosin does make getting the long viola strings to vibrate much easier. LOL

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