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Here is a short video of open strings and double stops. I really didn't focus on bow pressure, rosin, timing, or anything. I'm just working on the general sound. Will changing strings alter the sound or would better bow control improve the overall sound? I have a set of Dominants and a set of Larsen Strings I can change over to. I also cross-post this over at Violaman.com to get more input. Thanks.
@ELCBK Thanks for noting I left my tuner on the bridge. I have updated the video...
I'm sorry, I can't quite make out all of what you've got attached to your bridge - anything attached can mess up your tone.
Please forgive me for being nosy, but is this a different instrument than the one you played here? Or, different recording equipment from back then?
I really LOVE your sound in this video!
Sounds MUCH better!
Think you could definitely benefit from a warmer A string, if nothing else.
What strings do you currently have on?
I think of 'Dominants' as good for trying to project over a crowded hall - not playing for my own enjoyment.
For warmer sound, my favorite C strings have been D' Addario "Zyex" and "Ascenté" - I use the short scale Viola strings on my 5-string violin.
I love Larsen Virtuoso strings, but none made for Viola.
This is all of interest to me - I'm waiting on a new Glasser 5-string Viola, which usually comes with Larsen strings, but I didn't care for them on my current instrument.
Maybe just try each brand you have, but only on your C string, 1st - choose the best warm/deep sound. Then, maybe change out the others, depending on that choice.