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A String Change saves the day... and some very small tweaks

Posted by fiddlepogo on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I had put a Pirastro Oliv E on Booker the Bucharest to cure the high wolf tone (actually now that I think about it, the proper term might be "whistling"'

And a Lenzer Goldbrokat seemed to be working on Estelle the Eastman.

But I got to practice in a bigger room with more normal acoustics today, and the Oliv was WAY ringy on Booker, and the Goldbrokat was a tad weak on Estelle.  Then it occurred to me, since I had both fiddles there to just swap them.  If I tried the Goldbrokat before on Booker, it was before a lot of tweaks on Booker, so it was worth another try.

And the swap worked, I think, both seemed much improved, although I may take them to the mansion tonight to play under the awning to be sure.

2 comments on “A String Change saves the day... and some very small tweaks”

frogeyes Says:
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @4:15:32 PM

I think the term to remember here is "Note to self" and file it away great to hear you don't have to get a new fiddle though

Humbled by this instrument Says:
Saturday, July 2, 2011 @5:47:18 AM

What about the bow? I've shoe-gooed the tip of my older bow to keep the hair from coming off and then thrown a small dot o' duct tape on top. This professional adjustment has made this bow one of my favourites; moreover, the hair won't dare come loose now.

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