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What strings to tame a loud and very 'bright' violin
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Ferret
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June 20, 2013 - 8:54 pm
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Hi Y'all

I have a violin that is rather loud and a bit too 'bright' for my liking.

Is there a set of strings that anyone knows of that may be able to 'tame' it a bit

dunno

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Fiddlestix
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John, is this one you recently accuired in China ?

If so, it probably has cheap steel string's, try the Zyex.

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Fiddlerman
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If it's really bright, try Pro-Arte. They are in a way, weak Dominants, Evah Pirazzi, Obligato..... etc. Also, one of the most affordable quality strings available dollar for dollar.

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but the one who needs the least."

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The Pro Arte works great to even out the sound. To me they have a more mellow high and low. with the D and A sounding smooth.

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Also, Corelli Crystals can work well too.

 

One of my students had a Stentor II which was strung with Dominants, and was overly bright. I re-strung it with Crystals, and it really sweetened it up.

 

Crystals are low-cost strings too.

 

Now she calls me 'Crystal Jim' :)

 

Mr Jim dancing

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Thanks for that guys

@Fiddlerman

@Kevin M.

I had a set of Pro Artes that I bought from The Fiddlershop recently. I fitted them and cut a new bridge with a slightly thicker top edge and its toned down somewhat.thumbs-up

 

@Fiddlestix

Yes, Its the one I bought back from China. Its not bad now that I've made some changes.

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Worldfiddler said
Also, Corelli Crystals can work well too.

 

One of my students had a Stentor II which was strung with Dominants, and was overly bright. I re-strung it with Crystals, and it really sweetened it up.

 

Crystals are low-cost strings too.

 

Now she calls me 'Crystal Jim' :)

 

Mr Jim dancing

Hi @Worldfiddler  Mr Jim

I've heard of them but I had a set of Pro Artes in my stuff draw. 

 

They seem to have worked fairly well. I'll post a vid soon. It's the violin that I bought back from China

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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