The New A String
October 9, 2012 at 11:42 PMI popped open my violin case today during orchestra when I discovered my A string had snapped off the bridge and was hanging on the scroll! I had to use my teacher's violin, both for the orchestra class and for my private lesson half an hour later, and I don't think we hit it off very well at all. Luckily, we were able to go to PM Music at 5:30pm to get a new A string. The worker there checked all my other strings, but they seemed to be staying on pretty well. It's odd; whenever a string is broken, it's ALWAYS my A string, and I just recently replaced my strings in the summer. Oh, well. Not a huge deal. But just one I thought I'd mention. :)
And our first orchestra concert of the year is next week! Expect a post then! :)
From Heather BroadbentDoes your a string always break in the same place? If so - it is possible you have another peg rubbing on that a string. Check the nut of the instrument as well. If your a string is always breaking in the same place it's a sign that it is from the violin not the string. A good luthier can help you with the mystery.
Posted on October 11, 2012 at 1:10 AM
From Joshua IyerThat might be the case. The next time it breaks, I'll compare it to this time (the bottom part snapped off the bridge) and see.
Posted on October 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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