I own and love an “advanced student” instrument and am not yet looking to upgrade. But I’m also one of those perfectionist types always looking to make things better by experimenting with different rosins and strings and anything else that might it sound even better. So I sometimes wonder if my setup is “maximized.” Is it worth bringing such a violin into the shop for some experimental adjustments? The “if it works don’t fix it” part of me says no, but still I wonder. The problem is that I read about superstar violinist X who trusts only superstar luthier Y to make soundpost adjustments to their zillion dollar violin. And I’m worried that any adjustments might make things worse rather than better, and then can’t be undone. Any advice?
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