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I let a friend borrow my violin several years ago since I wasn't playing it anyway. When she returned it she said a string broke so she had them all replaced. She prolly put decent strings on it. Now I'm learning to play again. I have a set of very cheap (Vizcaya) strings that I got free with a shoulder rest. I wonder should I replace the old unknown with the new set. At this point I'm looking for the most forgiving strings. Less bad sound rather than better sound, if that makes sense.