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Joshua Iyer

The New A String

October 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I 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 Broadbent
Posted on October 11, 2012 at 1:10 AM
Does 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.

Happy Practicing!!!

Heather Broadbent

From Joshua Iyer
Posted on October 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM
That 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.


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