Hello fellow string players, I recently bought a viola, 16.5 inches, and right out of the box everything is fine, except for the lousy G string. It's dull and if I need to do any sort of string crossing it simply won't even sound a fundamental. Now I know it's not my technique because I can cross fine on all of the other strings, just not this one. I tried changing strings and still no luck. I even tried using the little piece of black tubing that comes on the string and still no improvement.
Now what I'm suspecting is the string action, which is far too high, that is causing the unresponsiveness. I'm gonna guess this may be the problem because the string has to travel farther to the fingerboard in order to make contact, thus increasing the ammount of time spent being dampened by my finger.
Has anyone else experienced such a phenomenon, or has any insight? If so any help would be appreciated!!
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