I think G string sound issues are quite common and can be related both to technique and setup. Buzz, choking breath, old car engine, fingers on blackboard sounds are often heard by non-advanced players.
I hope this thread becomes a reference of things specific to G string one can try to get a better sound (obviously i will not include looking for a better violin or luthier) .
Here is a beginner list :
rosin : does G require more rosin on the bow than E for example ? any particular rosin type recommended?
tension : any recommended setup of G tension along with other strings?
String protector(sleeve) : most are seen on E string, is it useful to have it on G to reduce buzz/vibration?
Is it normal for G to vibrate more ?
pressure : do you apply more pressure when playing on G?
Bowing position ,Bowing curve/plane , bowing speed : U curve, more speed, closer to the bridge for G or the opposite?
Chinrest : is using foam under the chinrest recommended ? any optimal position?
Pegbox/tail piece : any angle or distance optimal for G?
Playing in higher position : does it really improve its sound?
...any other tip
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