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G string issues
C & C# sound weird
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Elwin
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February 27, 2017 - 8:21 pm
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Out of all the strings in my fiddlerman artist viola (either helicore or fiddlerman), the G string is giving me problems. When I play C, and C#, the sound instantly becomes rather stuffy, and a little bit scratchy. (probably rusty as well) I'm not sure if it's a wolf tone, since it doesn't sound like one. Those are the only two notes that have the "stuffy" sound problems. I even played the two on the C-string and the issue is not there. 

 

What could be the issue? It's becoming annoying when I'm playing, it's sounding good and then suddenly, I play one of those notes, and suddenly, it's scratchy.

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Fiddlerman
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March 8, 2017 - 8:43 pm
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Not completely logical to me but perhaps when you are using those fingers and all the way over to the G string, your bow is affected as well angling towards the bridge. If the bow is too close to the bridge it'll sound scratchy.

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Fiddlerman said
Not completely logical to me but perhaps when you are using those fingers and all the way over to the G string, your bow is affected as well angling towards the bridge. If the bow is too close to the bridge it'll sound scratchy.  

Yeah, I brought the issue in front of my teacher, and she said that it has to do with my bowing. My bow had a nasty habit of being angled towards the bridge instead of towards the scroll (do you get what I mean?). Also, the bow was kept too close to the fingerboard, which did contribute to the sound.

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March 15, 2017 - 9:58 am
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🙂 Glad you worked it out!

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