Violin makes a weird noise and only stops when I press the area around the bridge.

April 15, 2020, 2:34 AM · My violin makes a weird noise whenever I play it.

The only way to stop it is the press the area around the bridge.

Any help is appreciated please. I am wasting precious practice hours.

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April 15, 2020, 8:34 AM · Don't know, but you might have a crack or an open seam.
What do you hear if you tap on the top, on the back of the violin?

Or, you might have a loose bass bar. Have tried pressing on the different sides of the bridge when playing to determine which side might be at fault?

If your soundpost were that loose it should have migrated from its normal position (or fallen). Has it?

April 15, 2020, 9:30 AM · A little more detail on the "weird noise" might help. My violin makes a weird noise as well when I play, and the only way to stop it is to stop playing.
April 15, 2020, 9:32 AM · It's never a loose bar. A loose bar is pressed away from the top, opening a space that is too large to rattle, and the symptom is empty darkness and a lack of highs and punch.

We need a better description than "weird noise". What note range, what volume, what is the sound, high, low, a rattle, rumble, whisper, metallic ring. The possibilities are literally infinite.

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