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WOW - Strings really can make a difference
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Photogirl
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April 6, 2014 - 9:22 pm
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I have read that the strings can make a huge difference in sound but until I got brave enough to  change the ones that came with my violin, I had no idea.

I changed the strings today to the Helicore I had, and I am amazed at the difference..

My violin sounds so much warmer, it lost that tinny, whiny sound it had.

 

 

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April 6, 2014 - 9:36 pm
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Real happy to hear that :-)

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one of the best improvements / upgrades you can make is strings, that and a good bow

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When i splurged on a fancy set of Obligato's i felt like i had just taken my violin out for a lobster dinner date. With candles and everything. I don't know why an envelope with four pieces of string feels so luxurious a treat to me...but the difference is clearly audible :)Enjoy your new strings!!

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Strings are what actually vibrate and generate the sound.  No matter how good the instrument itself may be, it can't deliver what the strings can't give it.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Fiddlerman
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April 9, 2014 - 7:27 am
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I like to compare strings to the cable you use for your audio products connected to your PA/home entertainment system....
However, you can get a cheap cable that will sound fine on a good system. :-)

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