Frequently asked questions regarding the proper care and handling of a violin or another bowed string instruments, their strings and other general problems.
How to choose your first bow? What are the main characteristics you should consider when buying a bow? What separates a good bow from a bad one? Here are some basic things you should understand and analyze before choosing a bow.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.