D string unwinding at the bridge??
For the last two sets of strings I've put on my violin, the d string has unwound at the bridge each time. I do follow the recommendation of using pencil graphite on the bridge and nut to prevent unwinding, but it doesn't seem to help. Any way to prevent this from happening anymore? I don't want to start a habit of putting new strings on once a month, as this happens frequently and is costly as well.
Have the slot filed very smooth, and if that fails try a lighter gauge string.
What kind of Pirastro are they?
Are the strings deep in the bridge? Might just be time for a new one.
Sounds like the groove in the bridge is too narrow.
Agreed. Strings can vary quite a bit in diameter, so one can't just slap any old string on, and expect it to live happily everafter.
The winding in this case is not the coloured part but the metall winding around the synthetic/gut core.
Thank you, Marc, I will delete my post.
I would probably recommend bringing the violin to a luthier or a professional who can examine it further.