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Notes placement problem
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castielowns1994
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October 22, 2015 - 4:28 pm
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Hi, some weeks ago I ordered a Cecilio Electric silent violin from USA, it came perfectly, I set the bridge and tune the default strings without touching anything more. The problem is that when I play (with a tuner close to me) the first note of every string is very close to the nut making it impossible or unconfortable to play. Today I visited a local luthier and tell my problem hoping to hear something about the nut height or bridge position but he told me that the problem is about the poor quality of the default strings, this is why every note is lower than usual, it could be? What do you think people?

 

Thanks in advance and sorry for any gramatical mistake, english isn't my mother language!

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This seems strange to me. After all, we use the same finger positions for each of the strings G through E even though the various strings are of different thicknesses. Also, I haven't noticed a difference in finger position using steel versus synthetic core strings.

Poor quality strings will probably sound awful, but I don't see how they could cause it to be necessary to finger in a different spot in order to hit a note.

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If you have a tuner that shows the frequency in Hertz, then you can verify that you have them in tune properly.

G= 196.0 Hz

D= 294.0 Hz

A= 440.0 Hz

E= 660.0 Hz

 

this is a chart to position frets in the proper location when I make a fretted fingerboard for a violin. Notice it has a 330 mm strung scale length, that is the distance from the point the string touches the nut to the top of the bridge. Each of these measurements will be a note, either # or natural as they progress up the 'keyboard' of notes.

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The violin is tuned perfectly but the G# D# A# AND F notes have to be pressed right at the beggining of the fingerboar, just in the nut line, i dont know what is happening...

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from your pics in the chatbox exchange, it is normal. I mash my finger right up against the nut as well because our fingers press down in a larger area that a point so we are actually stopping the string a ways back from the nut.

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Maybe get a thicker nut, something that'll push it down a bit so you're not winding it up so high? Otherwise, I have nothing, sorry and best of luck fixing it!

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