One and a half year ago i purchased a wonderful violin from a local luthier, made in 2008. It was summertime, and it sounded gorgeous, and the playability was great. Then the winter came and the violin started developing problems that lasted throughout the winter. The bow didn't grip the D string and it could take up to 3 seconds before a sound could be drawn. This phenomena comes and goes, the violin also have good periods, when it plays like a dream.
Me and my Luthier have tried to solve this problem but have had no luck.
We have tried to move the soundpost, and changed the sound post 3 times (all 3 times to a taller post) we have tried to temporarily put another bridge on it to see if the problem went away but it didn't. We have tried to rehair my bow, but the bow is not the problem. I have used Evah Pirazzi and Evah pirazzi gold strings on it since i bought it, and change strings every 3 months.
After the last adjustment i felt that my violin..and I, needed a break and i have tried to compensate ever since by pushing the bow hard into the string, but when i play chamber music and need a soft sound, no sound comes out and it is so very frustrating!
My luthier has never seen this problem in a violin before, so i am hoping to get a response from someone who might know what causes this and if there is a cure! I am grateful for every suggestion.. It is the violin of my dreams and i don't want to part with it!
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