I have a studio recital tommorrow night and I am in the midst of a string problem. I had domninants and a wondertone solo e on my violin for the last three weeks. This past Sunday my G started to sound a little off, but I chalked it up to the humidity (I live in Florida). I have not used dominants in about 8 years until this set and wasn't sure if it was having a moment or going false. Well on Tuesday my G and D strings are false and airy and sound like crap. With a recital on Friday, I knew I couldn't wait for dominants to settle so I bought a set of Zyex. I don't really like Zyex on my new violin, but they settle so quickly that I wanted to use them. Well, they sound like junk. I put the old dominants back on and like the way the old, false
strings sound better than the harsh bite of the zyex. I am irritated that perlon take so long to settle, and frustrated that I have to play on old strings.
I am playing either the allemande or sarabande from the d minor partita. This is my studio recital in front of 30 or so private students and probably 100 guests.
Anyone who reads this, what would you do? Would you play solo Bach on an old set of strings or on a new set of unsettled strings?
Comments please!! Thanks.
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