I would chock this up to user error, but I've spent the last couple weeks trying pretty much every violin in the city under $3000 and I don't seem to have the same problem on those. Much less squeaking.
You might say, your string height probably needs adjusting, but I did take my violin to a luthier and he said he couldn't find anything wrong with it except the E string was a tad high, but within acceptable parameters.
You know what? I bet that's it. As I was typing this I just realized that I mostly have problems with squeaking when I finger the A string. I bet the slightly high E + my less than perfect technique is causing me to accidently bow the E and because my fat fingers are usually touching both strings, it gets that nasty harmonic squeak. See? Writing out your thoughts helps sometimes.
You can hear it in this video I made on the second take when I'm testing the Helicore Strings (You can also view this video as a comparison between Fiddlerman and Helicore strings)
Is there something I'm missing though? I was thinking about changing strings to something in between the Fiddlerman and Helicore, maybe a set of Zyex. Perhaps I'll get my violin setup (by a different luthier) when I decide to change strings and have him put the new ones on while he's at it.
Anyway, what are your thoughts?Tweet
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