Winter is KILLING my violin. There hasn't been anything serious yet but it's in for monitoring purposes. He said the NY weather has been very dry. I saw some slight unevenness on the back and although it's almost deffinately cosmetic he is taking out the soundpost and strings to release tension for a few days.
Is there no solution to this? I can't keep humidity constant everywhere I go, that's impossible. I think humidity control solutions are useless because it's the dramatic change in humidity that hurts the violin, not where it is at. A violin is perfectly happy at 20% humidity if it's kept that way.
Unfortunately, the weather has been uncooperative. It's changing like crazy.
I am on the hunt for a bow and I'm sure it's going to cost a fortune as all things with violins do. My question is...
My teacher has a Tourte and a D. Peccatte bow that he uses; should I compare the bows I try to his bows? My logic is that I would use them as a reference point and see which bows I try come closest to his Peccatte or Tourte.
Or is this just a bad idea...
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