I've been using a $250 violin (chinese of course, a Sielam 4/4 Divertimento) for 1 year. The violin was alright to study, there were no problems besides the sound quality (which was just good enough), so I was really happy with it.
Last week I decided I wanted to upgrade the violin, so I went to my violin dealer and he offered me the "next level" of Sielam violins, a 4/4 Cantabile, $500.
It looks way better, it's more comfortable to play, and it sounds different, I don't have really clear if it sounds better. I still have to play it more.
Well, the problem is this one:
-When I play C# or D in the second string (A), the string vibrates really weird, like if there were interferences, and it sounds horrible. The string vibrates like if there were bumps. It only happens in that string and in that note (somewhere between C# and D).
This has not happened to me never with my previous violin, never. So, 2 days ago I went to my violin dealer and he changed it for another Cantabile $500 4/4 violin.
Surprise, the very same thing happens. I'm really confused. I think I can make these statements:
1. It's not a bad bow technique or not enough finger pressure, cause this never happened to me with my previous violin. If I play other violin, it does not happen.
2. It can't be the bridge because then it wouldn't make any sense that the problem only happens in the notes C# or D in the second string.
3. For the very same reason as number two statement, it can't be the sound post or nut.
The only thing I can think of is the fingerboard, which is not scooped (concave) in my violin. It looks really straight and plain. But then it wouldn't make any sense neither that only happens in the second string and just when playing C# or D.
What can it be?
I'm really lost and confused about this, and also really sad that I spent $500 happily in a new better violin and can't play any song without hearing that horrible sound.
*Interesting data: I've discovered that both Cantabile violins vibrated exactly at C# or D, more or less. If you don't understand what I mean, do this: take your violin, put it in front of your face, with your nose or mouth pointing to the f-holes and "hum"/sing an entire chromatic scale (11 sounds: A, A#, B, C, C#, D..., ..., G#). One of those pitches is gonna make the violin vibrate, and you can sense it with your hands that are holding the violin.
Well, in my case, the pitch that made my 2 Cantabile violins vibrate was somewhere between C# and D, which is the exact note where I have the problem. Nevertheless, the weird sound and vibration does not happen when playing C# or D in the fourth string (G).
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