My Chinese made violin is fitted with D'Addario Pro Arte strings. It has always had a smooth, dark sound but a few months ago I noticed that it was starting to sound very harsh ; almost like a grating sound that you would get from cheap and nasty strings. The strings were about 12 months old so I put it down to old strings.
Last night I replaced them with a new set of Pro Artes and the sound is not much better. It is not me or the bow as my other violin (fitted with Tonicas) sounds okay.
What could cause a violin to sound like this whereas before it sounded fine ?
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