I find it exceedingly difficult to play high notes on my G string and make it sound good. Although it could be me, I suspect it could be my instrument as I can play all the way up the fingerboard on the E string and it sounds OK.
On the G String, it seems like I have to use an extraordinary amount of left hand finger pressure to get the notes to come out clean. Do I need a new violin, or maybe get it adjusted? Would it help to change to a different type of string?
Note: I play a pretty decent fiddle. It is a German violin made by Heberlein Jr in 1907. And I use Dominant strings.
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