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"G" string issues
"G" string very dark.
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tarpski
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August 17, 2016 - 10:26 am
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I have restored a Strat copy and am having  problem with the "G" string being too DARK. almost a growl. I have tried a couple different strings including the"Fidlerman"brand which have very good tone on my other violin. Any suggestions that may 'Brighten" my G string? Thank You!

ps. your carbon fiber bow is great a very accomplished friend has purchased one for a back up and out doors after using mine.

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Charles
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August 17, 2016 - 12:50 pm
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I'd try a G string from one of the brighter types, like a Thomastik Vision Solo, or Helicore. (Even D'addario Preludes, maybe)

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Thank You Charles, as I am not educated in the fine points of the mentioned strings , which would you go with? I need as bright as possible.

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Oddly I had read this earlier and thought "steel" on the G - it's a bit radical if the rest are synths, but, yup - Preludes came to mind as @charles "even... maybe..." says ! LOL -

I'd hesitate as well - but - if it brings a degree of balance and play-ability probably worth a try...   and they're not at all expensive... should get a single G for around 3 or 4 dollars

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HI there

since you said that you restored the violin, if you have the tool I would first try repositioning the sound post.

maybe a little closer to the bridge and more towards the bass bar.

Just my humble opinion.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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BillyG
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Indeed, @OldOgre makes a very good point - it's not necessarily the string/s.   Check the bridge as well, make sure it's not damaged (cracked), is effectively vertical to the body, and has its feet sitting nicely in flat and full contact with the belly.

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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August 18, 2016 - 11:07 pm
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Thank You to all, I have moved the sound post as suggested and am on the second Bridge. I have a Vision solo on the way and will try the steel if it does not brighten it. I will let you know how this plays out for future ref. 

Again ,Thank You to ALL!

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update: awesome service from Fiddlerman! Vision Solo installed, it did brighten the"G" although the largest difference is the tonal quality. Much fuller sound without the growl. Now the violin has a very nice "smokey feel" to the sound. Very special.

 

 Thanks too all !

I love violins and their individual personalities !

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