Maintenance

On these articles, we seek to address frequently asked questions regarding the proper care and handling of an acoustic or electric violin, its strings and other general problems.

What kind of strings are appropriate for an electric violin?

Do the sensations of playing with your electric violin seem to be not as good as before? Perhaps it is because the strings of your electric violin are worn out and it is now time to change them. What are the most suitable strings for an electric violin?

Why would you want to rehair a bow?

The bow is as important as your violin. The rehairing of a bow consists in replacing a worn strand of horsehair that has become ineffective for playing a bowed string instrument.

How to tune your violin?

There are dozens of possibilities available to help you tune your instrument and set your ear on the note A which, once found, allows you to tune the following strings.

The pains of the violinist and the violist

Playing the violin requires a lot of effort and diligence. These years of practice are filled with pains and injuries that will slow down your progress. Learn how to limit them?

Changing electric violin strings

As with any instrument, the strings of a violin wear out as time goes by. Learn how to identify a weird string and replace it by yourself.

Straightening the bridge

On a violin, the bridge is simply placed over the body of the instrument. It is held vertically by the tension of the strings. That is why, after changing the strings of your violin, it may tilt and will be no longer vertical in relation to the body of the violin. Learn how to straighten your violin bridge easily.

Deal with interference in the audio signal

In the electric violin, as in any electrical or electro-acoustic instrument, disturbances of the sound spectrum may appear at different points in the sound chain. Discover our tips to limit larsen effect and disturbances.

Taking a plane with a violin

You need to fly for a concert abroad? And you’re concerned about that long ride for your violin? You’re right, it’s always complicated to flight with a violin. We listed here all our tips and advises to take your violin in the cabin.