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I recently (well, a couple of months back), changed to a set of Evah Pirazzi strings. This is the first time I'd ever used them, so had no idea what to expect. More recently (the past few days), I've noticed something kind of odd. I get one pitch note while I'm playing the open A or E string, but as I lift the bow off, the ringing sound of the string after is almost a semitone higher... the clash of the two notes sounds pretty nasty, and it's making tuning more difficult than it ought to be!
I wanted to ask in case anyone here has more experience with these strings and can offer advice... Is this normal for the strings? Is there anything I can do to stop this? Does it mean they're on the way out and need replacing?
I'm playing a gig in 3 days... and really want to have this sorted by then!!
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Is it possible that you are putting too much pressure on the string with the bow and either pulling it to the side or downward? If you use a very light bow pressure does it still do it? The only thing that should change the frequency of a vibrating string is to change it's length in some way.
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No matter how much (or little) pressure I put on the strings, the ringing sound that follows is sharper than the note as I played it. I'm fairy certain this wasn't the case initially!
Thanks for your help everyone - it sounds like the remedy may simply be to go back to the Dominant strings I'd always used before...