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I finally took my cvn 500 to a luthier (I think he is one, at least:). He cut a new sound post for me, and i got a new shoulder rest for me (Just tried it but haven't got used to it yet). He said, the bridge is too low and it's too thick. He also said a good set of strings like Dominant would make it sound a lot better, right now he thought mine sounds "bright." I look on line, even just dominant, there're many different choices with different gauge. So, what would you guys suggest for me to get -- what brand, what gauge, should I just get a set, what's best for E, etc?
Barry how do the Helicore heavys work with vibrato techniques? I'm going to be trying a few different strings and curious about those. I have been playing guitar so long that I now (past 10 yrs) use medium to heavy on guitar. When other guitar players pick up my guitar, they cannot even play them with vibrato or string bending. I am getting ok with vibrato techniques on the violin and understand different musical styles on the violin may be best to use different strings. Curious to know the different types of strings that you have used.
What would be the best strings to use for my Cecilio electric violin?
Still though, anyone recommend what strings to get for my electric solid body violin? I have heard to stick with all steel strings but I don't know?
I've got Thomastik Prazision strings on my electric fiddle and I really like them - they're more mellow than the strings that came with it, no high screechy sounds. Bear in mind that I've only been playing a year and still make plenty of high screechy sounds
Thanks Fiddlerman... That's what I needed to hear. I really hate having to change strings all the time including different brands and if the same strings are ok with my e-violin and work great with my acoustic violins, I'll be a happy camper. I've got all the guitar effects that sound good with the e-violin.
ok, I'm trying to order strings from nsa,
A couple of you suggested that dominant with pirastro E. Well, there's still a ton of choices.
What are the difference with ball end and loop end?
What are the differences between silver D and regular D?
The ball end strings have a ball on the end that fits into your tailpiece or the notches on the fine tuners. The loop end has a little loop that fits over the end of certain fine tuners.
Buy the same type of end as the strings currently on your fiddle - you should be able to see the balls if you look closely. No balls = loop ends.
Some people say that there is a difference in sound between the silver and regular D - purely personal preference. Your fiddle may like a silver D, but it may not
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