Hi, I have a cheap $300 violin that is kind of decent to start playing the violin. Nevertheless, it has 2 "unusual" things: the bridge height and the angle of the A-E double stop.
First, the strings are notably higher than pretty much any violin of my friends, or any violin I've seen in my music school. All of them have more or less the same height. That makes me sound completely out of tune whenever I play any other violin different from mine. I can deal with it and after 5 minutes or so practicing I can start to hit the right spots, but the thing is that all the violins I've seen, except mine, have almost identical string height.
So, that's the first point. I don't know if it's due to the bridge, the nut where the strings rest, or both.
Is it normal?
Should I ask my violin dealer to fix it?
Second, the E string is "too low":
It's more or less like that one in the picture. So now I've learned to play the A and E string at a certain angle, and when I switch my violin and play any other one, I won't double stop the A and E strings cause the angle I create with the bow is the one that suits my violin, but not others. Again, it seems that only my violin has that very different angle, all the rest bridges I've seen have a higher E string so all the angles are the same: from G-D to D-A is the same angle as from D-A to A-E.
Should I ask my dealer to "normalize" my violin dimensions?
Is it bad if I learn from the very beginning, where I am, the violin as it is and I develop a bad angle of the bow and bad spots on the fingerboard?
I play a lot one piece that has many variations between the E string and the A string. So that combines both my irregular problems: angle and spots of the notes. When I play that piece in my violin, I more or less dominate it, but whenever someone gives me his/her violin, I can barely play it, I miss a lot of bows to the A sting cause of the angle I'm used to create, and you know, I think you get what my problem is.
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