Help reducing A String ringing

Edited: August 31, 2018, 3:53 PM · Hi, my A String seems to be ringing a lot - I this is because the notch in the fingerboard has become too deep.

I've put a piece of leather on the notch, which solves the problem. However, I'm not really convinced this is going to be good in the long-term

Are there any other 'quick fixes', or should I just get my violin checked?

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August 31, 2018, 5:42 PM · Do you mean buzzing? Ringing is usually a good thing. If it is rigging as overpowering the other strings you probably need a sound post/bridge tuning. If it is buzzing that's an entirely different problem.

Notch on the fingerboard, do you mean the upper nut?

Either way, although I don't quite understand what you did with the leather thing, it can't be a good thing. If I were you I'd have my violin checked by a qualified luthier.

August 31, 2018, 8:16 PM · If it's a problem with the groove depth in the nut, DO NOT USE SUPERGLUE TO FILL THE GAP. It'll slice the your strings like a hot knife through butter (don't ask how I know). Some sort of epoxy/ ebony dust mix will work.
Better to just fit a new nut, though, really. Don't bother with Frankensteining the existing one.

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