Make an Eastman 305 VIOLIN Project More/Louder?
I currently have Pirastro Chorda EADG on my violin. Which strings can I use to try and make it project over an orchestra better?
I've previously used Thomastik Vision Titanium solos (hated them), Kaplan vivos (impartial to them) and of course, the dominants (not impressed).
Should I try EPG? Perpetual? Passione?
Huh. In all of your previous string threads, you didn't mention what you were playing.
Chorda are really quiet violins strings because they are thin diametre, Eastman are really crappy violins, some where between those two is your problem.
With a violin like that, just chuck some steel strings on there.
I've got some Prims on my Eastman.
way to make a bright violin even brighter!!
I use it to remove paint when needed. Actually, it's a violin I tune down for Cajun music, so trying to recoup some sound.
Orchestras, especially at lower levels, are ALWAYS too loud. Insist that they play as quietly as possible, or have someone with some kind of musical authority listen from audience and insist on it.
Sound production in the situation - fast bow, more pressure, closer to the bridge. Look at a video of a concerto soloist in live performance and see what they are doing.
Lydia. Just to clarify, I mainly play on a 1919 Wilkanowksi.
Mine is pretty loud with Helicores, but that may just be under my ear.
Alex, if you've got a better violin, why not use it for any performance with orchestra?
IT is a school instrument. What would be the best strings?
I'd consider putting Helicores on it.
I haven't had good experience with D'darrio strings, If you're on any kind of a budget and want a great all around string I highly recommend Tonica, A real bargain in string quality.
I like Tonicas too, but the OP is looking for more power on a cheap violin, and I think the bright ring-y easy response of Helicores might do pretty well.
If one were to upgrade bows for an instrument in this price range, what would be a reasonable amount to invest?
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