I am puzzled. In shopping for a violin, I was testing about 40 high end violins (over $10K to $100K+) in local shops in the past couple of weeks. One violin particularly puzzled me. It was a Joseph Hell violin in excellent condition. The G string had the the most powerful, rich, sophisticated, and lovable sound among all the violins I tested, feels like a cello. But the E string was extremely weak, thin, and not resonating at all, actually the weakest among all tested. The D, A strings in between were getting gradually less powerful and still acceptable. But the E string simply took a sharp dive from there and decided to sing like a mosquito (and without resonance too). What may be the cause of this extreme contrast in the sound of strings? Was it the construct of the violin itself (thus not curable)? Or the sound of E string can be cured/improved by adjusting sound post, bridge, changing of the strings, ... etc.? I really love the G string and am seriously considering buying it if the E string sound can be made more powerful. Any suggestions or recommendations will be appreciated.
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