E string problem
I use a Eudoxa E string; it is about 3 months old and well played in. Problem is that no matter how much care I devote to the tuning, I´ve used both acoustic/digital tuning it still sounds `flat´, low, and if I raise it to the pitch I think it should have,hear, it is too `sharp´, high!Does the problem lie in the string, should I just change the string or is it an acoustic Eudoxa phenomenem? Is there anyone else who has experienced this irritating event and can give me some advice?
I think you should change your E string. I change mine out once a month because they are not that much money unless you try the platinum models. A new E sounds so good and seems easier to hit the notes right.
Your string has gine false.
thanks for your replies! I´ll change the string.
No problem with gut Es. They naturally start to fray after a while and after a couple of months the fraying can enough of a nuisance under the fingers to merit a new string, while the lower gut strings will usually soldier on for the best part of a year at least. Fortunately, a gut E isn't expensive.
Yes Trevor, my Chordas last a long time! But the E has to be changed after some months, while the rest live on! On my cheap (but very nice) Gliga violin I run Tonicas, but on my antique violin I run Chordas. BOTH eventually fray (unravel), and the E always fails first, one way or another.