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February 12, 2021 - 5:23 pm
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Hello,

My wife bought me a Fiddlerman violin for my birthday in January. I haven't played in 18 years, and have been wanting to get back into playing. Today, while practicing I noticed the D string has a burr in the portion of the string contained in the peg box. Is there a need to be concerned/ is it safe to continue to play or do I need to replace the string? 

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February 12, 2021 - 5:38 pm
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Is it on the part of the string  wrapped around the peg, if it is could it not be just the end of the string itself? 

I actually changed my strings last time because the A string had started to unwind,, were you bow it😄 I am a bit tight were money is concerned.

Worst that can happen is it could snap, if you are concerned just change it they are only a few quid, but I wouldnt worry about it to be honest.

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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February 12, 2021 - 7:01 pm
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@mspencerpc -

Welcome to the forum! 

If your violin came from the Fiddlershop with those strings, or you bought the strings from the Fiddlershop - contact them. 

Call or message them - might need to show a photo. 

They will take good care of you! 

 

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February 13, 2021 - 12:02 am
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mspencerpc

Welcome to the forum, and back to the fiddle.

 

Mark

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February 13, 2021 - 10:12 am
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@mspencerpc 

I would contact Fiddlershop. Depending of it was purchased used, or whatever, they may be able to help you out with the string itself, if there is a problem. But, for sure, they would know if there is a problem. Give them a call or email, or on their site with a chat. Have the place purchased, new or used, etc information. They are excellent with customer service and their products.

Welcome to the forum, and I hope you take advantage of all the information and encouragement on the forum and all of Fiddlerman's links above the forum, in the menu bar.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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February 13, 2021 - 11:50 am
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Didn't Bach write a piece of music called Burr on the G String?

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@Gordon Shumway -

Hmm Thinking Here Smiley 

Yep, Cold Air on the G String.

 

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