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OK, been working on a version of Amazing Grace on my new violin. Man I can't get over how much better it sounds. I had to turn the microphone gain all the way down and move farther away to keep from over driving it. (clipping) My playing has not improved, so don't listen for that…lol
@Fiddlerman…I remember you posted that my violin was tuned one full step low. I was tuning the new one this evening using the tuner that came with my Cecilio violin and got everything in the green. Then I double checked with my smart phone ap called Gstrings. It showed one note low on each string. I double checked that they were both set to 440hz and optimized for violin. Then I tuned up to what the smart phone suggested. Let me know if this sounds right to you.
Thank you for the advice, I will work on it!
The strings on this violin are a couple mm's higher off the fingerboard. Just enough where you can feel a slight difference. The nut seems to be the same height, I think the bridge is slightly taller or the geometry of the fingerboard to the body is slightly different. It is nothing you can see, and it doesn't cause me any trouble playing in first position. Later on down the road as I work my way down the fingerboard, I may have to get the bridge adjusted. Right now I am a pretty happy camper!
I always assumed as long as you had a violin and played it well the sound would be the same. I have come to realize every one is different. The more I play the more I like the sound of my better violin. I practice most of the time on a low quality violin but when I'm home I play my other one. Hearing and feeling the difference between the two makes me wonder is there yet another one I would like better. For now I love the one I have at home and to me it sounds great.
Just curious do most violin players keep searching for the next best violin, or do you get to the point where you realize the one you have is made just for you and are content with what you have?
I am just starting out so I can't say much about my violin yet other than that it seems playable 🙂
It's a Gewa O.M. Mönnich (http://www.gewamusic.com/uk/pr.....ne-hw.html) which I picked up from a local music store here in Sweden. Any experience with these?