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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Protective sleeves on all four sleeves?


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DougBrock - Posted - 02/19/2021:  19:50:37


I saw this pic in a Facebook Marketplace ad and the sleeves on all four strings caught my eye. I’d love to talk to whoever set up this violin! (After I said that I decided to try to find that ad again. I didn't find it but I did see several other interesting violin configurations. One had sleeves on the G and A strings?)


Edited by - DougBrock on 02/19/2021 20:01:04



 

Flat_the_3rd_n7th - Posted - 02/19/2021:  20:12:08


Maybe due to it appears to have a pickup in the lower bout, and sleeves used to dampen the bass?

I don't really know anything about amplification, that's just what it looks like. Never seen sleeves on G/D. I believe Helicores come with sleeve on A/E.

DougBrock - Posted - 02/19/2021:  20:58:27


I have Helicores on one violin and they only have the sleeve on the E string. I currently have Helicore, Zyex, Fiddlerman and Larsen on different fiddles (yes, I'm experimenting). I’ve also used Dominants and Prim. None have had sleeves on anything except the E string. Just interesting.


Edited by - DougBrock on 02/19/2021 20:59:18

The Violin Beautiful - Posted - 02/20/2021:  06:34:03


quote:

Originally posted by DougBrock

I saw this pic in a Facebook Marketplace ad and the sleeves on all four strings caught my eye. I’d love to talk to whoever set up this violin! (After I said that I decided to try to find that ad again. I didn't find it but I did see several other interesting violin configurations. One had sleeves on the G and A strings?)






The really cheap steel strings come with sleeves for all four strings. They tend to include them because the strings are so thin that they'll slice that into the soft wood of the cheap bridges that usually accompany them. 

 



Those sleeves are tone killers. They are only there as a last line of defense in case the bridge doesn't have a parchment on the E. As long as there's a proper bridge, you should discard the sleeves. 

Brian Wood - Posted - 02/20/2021:  08:10:11


I always throw away the sleeve that comes with E strings. (I use Prims, but with other strings too). I have never had a string cut into a bridge. And it's better to take them off if you don't use them. One time I had a strange buzz that I couldn't identify, until I figured out it was the loose sleeve vibrating behind the bridge.

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