I recently started a thread (now closed) complaining about all the maintenance a violin might require. It seems there is frequently something that needs attention.
I can not imagine that all instruments need the same amount of TLC and maybe I should change to piano? I dragged out my old Yamaha keyboard and, indeed, I had fun!
I decided to go the piano route (need to get something real with pedals ). And maybe I could sell the violin. The violin had a bunch of different strings so I figured I would put on a new regular set for selling purposes. I chose a less popular (cheaper) brand (Pro Art).
With the Pro Arts, I NEVER heard this violin sound better !!!
(Low tension. Dull reputation strings )
But I would not be fooled this time and figured it would all dissipate in a day or 2 with settling in.
Day 3 and I was up and playing before breakfast!
How could I ever have joined these strings and this violin by thinking about it or based on my limited violin knowledge ???
What have I learned ??
(Be kind ).
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