My teachers keep telling me to remove the fine tuner for better sound and only use it on the E string. I am an enthusiast, not even consider myself an amateur let alone a beginner, but I like to "make noise" (as I put it) and it is very frustating for me to tune the violin without the 4 tunners. I have seen Mutter and Oistrach use on the E and A string and I am pretty sure it does not take anything away from the instrument. I also found Silvia Marcovici playing with a Wittner tailpiece in her youth (20¨s) and latter with what looks like individual tunners on all 4 strings.
Does it really make a difference, I wonder?
One of my violins (a Marcello Villa from 2004) seems to sound better with the Wittner fine tune pegs although the neck feels a little heavy, yet when I tried the same pegs on my Nagyvary it just takes the sound away. The Nagyvary holds the beutiful sound with 4 individual fine tunners, but the teacher keep telling me that it is better with one. Could anyone give me and advise on this, pleae?
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