I can understand clipping a violin string so it only needs to wrap around the peg a few times preventing it from hitting the edges of the peg box (I've had multiple strings where the string wraps around the peg a ridiculous amount of times which makes it difficult to tune and almost breaks the string)
I've run into some people who claim that if the string wraps less around the peg is makes the instrument sound better (more resonant?). I cannot understand how this would effect the sound. On the same note I have seen one person on multiple occasions not clip the string but just thread it far through the peg and wind it up so the student ended up having this long string sticking straight up from the peg box rattling when the instrument was played.
Thoughts on this?
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