Problem with E string

January 6, 2005 at 01:01 AM · I have a problem with my E string. when I play a double stop on A D and then an open E my E string produces a kind of harmonic instead of the correct E. for exapmle the doulble stops in 3rd mvt of Bach E major. I know that my fingers don't touch the E string so something must be wrong with the violin. Do you have the same problem and how can I fix it?

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January 6, 2005 at 01:23 AM · Is it possible your e-fine tuner is loose (where it connects to the tailpiece)?

January 6, 2005 at 03:08 AM · Is your E string a Thomastik Dominant? I have the same problem, but only with Thomastik E strings (not other brands).

January 6, 2005 at 03:14 AM · Try to change bow's preasure on E, or bow speed, or change sound point... BTW that's true about Dominant...

January 6, 2005 at 05:40 PM · This was covered in another thread: http://www.violinist.com/discussion/response.cfm?ID=4765

January 6, 2005 at 06:20 PM · Another thing to check for is if you have a little bridge protector tube on your e string. If the tube is on the side of the bridge where your bow goes, it can produce a whistle sometimes.

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