Violin A string choking
I recently got new violin
But the A string sounds like it choking
I have tried 5 different A strings still the same also got new sound post put in also I tried changing tail pice from ebony to boxwood but that made it worse I tried putting on a fine tuner on the A string improved a little bit but still choking has any one come across this
The person who installed your sound post should have another look-see and give you advice from there. Maybe a different string will help, maybe some adjustments to sound-post or bridge are necessary.
A "new" soundpost or soundest adjusted? Did it sound that way from the beginning?
Some violins can sound "choked" with strings of too high tension. Also balancing the tension of all the strings might help.
It could still be a soundpost issue if the post isn’t in the best spot or if it’s too tight. Have the string grooves at the bridge and nut checked as well, as a groove that’s not working well can choke a string.
@Pauldeck it's a stentor Arcadia
Headline was suggesting a thread on The Godfather-- glad we haven't yet gone down that route.
What Andrew said. If the setup is correct and the A string is choking, try a lower tension set of strings.
Could be any number of things including the instrument itself. Was it like that when you bought it or did it change? Did you get from a dealer? The best and easiest thing might be to exchange it for an instrument that sounds good straight away.