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Dec 3, 2022 - 4:53:31 AM
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Quincy

Belgium

527 posts since 1/16/2021

After a month of suffering with my black Stagg instrument, today I went to my luthier with the violin my mother gave to me as a present, and asked if he could put brand new helicores on them.

I really liked the chromcors in the beginning, but found them not stable enough after playing them for a while , then the E string broke by accident and so I thought this time it would be wiser to visit the luthier and let him do the job.

I have been playing regardless of all violin or fiddle rules since I came back home from the luthier and found something back I really missed: FREEDOM to do as I wish to do.

At least those helicores don't mind my rather firm grip :-)

Edited by - Quincy on 12/03/2022 04:54:36

Dec 3, 2022 - 6:27:51 AM
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2496 posts since 10/1/2008

Prim and Helicore .... sometimes medium sometimes heavy. Long lasting, tough and maintain tuning fairly well. R/

Dec 3, 2022 - 1:37:54 PM
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Earworm

USA

423 posts since 1/30/2018

A too-firm grip on a fiddle can cause certain problems too - you might practice lightening your touch, even if your helicores get along with it ok. And I'm glad you found some strings you like!

Dec 3, 2022 - 6:30:22 PM
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Creole

USA

61 posts since 4/19/2022

quote:
Originally posted by UsuallyPickin

Prim and Helicore .... sometimes medium sometimes heavy. Long lasting, tough and maintain tuning fairly well. R/


I just put Helicores on my $250 Entertainer, practice, Violin.  They are fun to play and seem to squeak less than Dominants do.  Although they do not have the colorful sound the Dominants do I do enjoy a different sound day to day.  Ireally do find the A string on Tonicas and Dominants to squeak a bit easier.

Dec 3, 2022 - 11:51:21 PM

Quincy

Belgium

527 posts since 1/16/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Earworm

A too-firm grip on a fiddle can cause certain problems too - you might practice lightening your touch, even if your helicores get along with it ok. And I'm glad you found some strings you like!


Yes, I am trying since the very beginning to be a bit more zen. It's my rush and enthusiasm that sometimes need a mute on it!

Wednesday third time meeting with the band, they brought in a singer,  she seems pretty cool.

I just hope I can keep up with them , wil learn more from playing with them and I am happy I can attend the meeting with my decent violin/fiddle, with the helicores back on it. 

Dec 4, 2022 - 6:26:02 AM
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Earworm

USA

423 posts since 1/30/2018

Never mute your enthusiasm. Have fun with your band. I'm so happy to hear that's going well for you.

Dec 4, 2022 - 8:47:45 AM
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Quincy

Belgium

527 posts since 1/16/2021

Thank you Donna!

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