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suresh
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Seems to be a good purchase Ferret.  Read somewhere that if you play loud double stops in a new violin, it will get set quickly.  Not sure.  Pierre will have more to say. What about the song in an Erhu? 

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Playing loud and hard, chords, double stops, anything that gets the violin to vibrate in different frequencies is good for opening up the sound and reaction of the violin.

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What is your take on breaking in a violin. I tend to believe that during a break in period the glue joints and the varnish fracture allowing the violin to vibrate properly.

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Sounds right to me. :-)
Not sure about the glue joints though. Definitely the varnish.

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