violin string tensions
i'm trying to replace my current strings which are almost 2 years old. and i would like to get the lowest tension strings as possible.
i'm trying to read this chart, the site states its placed from highest to lowest. yet the chart contradicts that since it seems to me the lowest tensions per lbs is placed top. or am i just reading it wrong.
Low-tension (Weich) Dominants are pretty much the lowest tension strings I know of. However, knowing that you can use the published (online) charts of violin string tensions the see what strings might now be even lower.
thanks andrew, so the dominants are among the low tension strings is that correct?
The brands with a shorter bar on the graph are lighter strings.
lighter = lower tension?
Kyle, Dominant strings and many others come in various tensions.
Curious. I put some Helicores on a cheap fiddle, but didn't notice the increased tension over Dominants on a better fiddle. I must bear it in mind next time I compare them. Otoh, it's only a small percentage.
Why are you looking for lowest possible tension ever?
Some instruments need low tension strings for some or all strings for overall improvement or to better balance tone or volume of all the strings. Some don't.
hello Bohdan, i find my E and A too harsh/loud for private practice, i have the same string on another violin and do not get the same complaint. i guess the best way to describe it as i can feel my ear gets fatigued after playing repertoires that involves alot of high notes.
Why would you want to keep it to medium?
i honestly don't know, maybe because i always used medium, i never tried light or weich strings before. i guess i'm trying to stick to what i'm used to.
Just buy regular dominants.
i think i'll get earplug, just downloaded a decibel app and i'm getting 92db on the e string and 91-93db on chords.