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G String sound like a trombone???
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dethklok241
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August 9, 2015 - 5:51 pm
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Hello I am new to the forums here.  I was wondering if there is any way to fix a dull/trombone sounding g string.  I bought a cheaper violin to see if student quality instruments were as good as advertised.  So i went on Amazon and bought a Mendini MV500.  Now for a student instrument, I like the tone and its not bad.  However, on the G and D strings, it sound much more like a trombone most noticabley on the G string.  Now, I thought the  chin rest might be clamped to tight so i took it off.  Not much difference there.  I then thought it was the strings. They are low quality cecilio strings.  i have a set of pirastro gold on my main instrument, but i dont want to risk overstretching it if that makes sense.  Just a fear I have.  Do you think it would be the strings or sound post or what?  Because I am very curious in this case.  Any reply is welcome 🙂

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Welcome to the forum, you will find alot of helpful people here.

Ok My two cents:

1.mendini/cecilio strings are steel not synthetic, so changing the strings should solve most of the problem.

2. Moving the sound post will make a large differance depending on were you move it. Moving the SP is not for the faint of hearted. As for the factory setup its just the luck of the draw. But a luthier might need to look at it. But if you are confident in you abilities to move the SP go for it.

Have a nice day and happy playing

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Thanks for the response. I will try those 2 and see what works. 

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August 9, 2015 - 6:40 pm
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probably a dumb question, but how much of a difference will the sound transition be from steel core to synthetic as i have synthetic core on my main violin, but since this is a different violin, i was wondering how much it would change it.

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Not a dumb question. Cheap steel core strings can be very harsh sounding. I believe you would be way happier with a decent set of synthetic core strings.
Might not solve the problem completely but it's a step in the right direction.

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