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Can a violin become more responsive over time?

February 23, 2012 at 6:16 AM

Can a violin become more responsive over time?
I just bought a brand new violin, and it sounds ok. It has a wonderful sounding G, but the E is a little muted. It is a bit unresponsive, should I try changing the brand of strings, or should I just wait for a while and hope it opens up more, and becomes more responsive?

From Kathryn Woodby
Posted on February 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM
It may, then again it may not :) Try playing nice strong tones on E for a while and you should be able to feel it open up under you if it's going to.

BTW you'll get better response for a question like this by sticking it on the discussion board. Blogs tend to be less responded-to as questions!

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