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I don't really have a great answer. VNewbee, if you had new strings on at the end of August, your strings are probably fine. Chinny, you need new strings, lol. Strings slowly stretch and lose some of their ringing tone. After a while they may seem to come out of tune more quickly. This is of course relative to how much you play. But even if you put new strings on your violin, and then put it away in a closet for a year without playing it, you will probably need new strings because they will have stretched out.
For sure change your strings every few months at least. Violin strings sure are not cheap though. Not six years Chinny 😉 I don't know much about violin strings as I have only been playing violin for a few months but I love the sound of Dominants and Helicore too. One thing to do is look up violin players that have been playing many years and see what they think. We all tend to play a different way so what seems to be comfortable for you, may work just fine. I don't like the high E string sound with Dominants as it seems really screechy (could be my beginner level lack of knowledge and bowing of the violin though). On the electric guitar I have been using GHS Boomers for 30 years and they sound better to me than any other electric guitar strings and I have tried them all.
My strings have begun to sound almost hallow which i thought was weird but i do have the strings that came on it which is the cecilio cvn 200 and it did come with extra strings. At first i thought i might not have enough rosin on the bow so i put some on but it still does the hallow noise. almost like blowing in a paper towel tube sort of sound. Is this normal?
Yea that's why I never visited the music store if I could help it. We only have 2 real violin music stores here. One's a total rip off and the other is ages away. I think they charged me like $20 - 25 for an E string once. Might be better off buying them online or something
When you shop around online for strings try to find free shipping, theres a few out there. Ive noticed strings going for the same price on different sites but the shipping varies alot
I dont think many stores have free shipping to Australia most of them con me into visiting because they have free shipping.... within America ==!!
Doesn't Perth have some good local music stores there? I visited your neck of the woods a fews times about 15 years ago and found guitar strings no problem. Times change though. I travel quite a bit so need to order stuff online a lot. One site is musiciansfriend.com that ships to a lot of places. I don't think you will find free shipping unless you have a big enough order. When you find a place call them to place an order instead of just filling out the online order form cause you can alway negotiate.
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