Hello, I just changed my strings. For the first time! I was pretty nervous to get started and it took me about an hour to change the 4 strings and get them in tune. But what a difference!!!
My previous strings were Vision and I've used them for a year. My new strings are Dominant and E Pirastro gold string. I had read lots of positive comments about this combination so I wanted to try it. I had no idea what the difference would be...
In a different thread I was being told that I pressed too much into the strings. Now I totally understand what you meant. With my previous strings I had to press pretty hard on the G string to get a decent sound out of it. And the last 2 months or so I always seemed to have problems to get a nice sound from the D string. I was wondering what I did wrong and if this is normal. Now I can say that with my new strings, I barely touch the string with my bow and it gives a great sound already, on all 4 strings. So, it's going to be so much easier now to play relaxed! :-) Also, I can hear the ringing much better especially on the G and D string.
Now my question is: did this happen because of the Vision strings? Or did it happen because I've had those strings for too long already (1 year)?
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