I just purchased and received a fiddlerman master violin last week (very excited/happy about that btw).
I'm pretty much a complete newbie in terms of playing the violin and today I managed to snap my E string while attempting to tune my violin. I get that that can happen sometimes.
The thing is that now I want to buy/stock up on strings, but just for constancy's sake I want to replace the E string with the SAME ONE that came with my violin. Now searching on the fiddlerman shop even if I just look at Tonica E-strings, there are multiple options? I know nothing about strings or what the significance of the different options are. Can anyone help me out and tell me which one specifically came with my violin?
Might as well do the same with the other 3 strings and stock up on them too. I sense that me breaking things is likely to be a regular occurrence.
Anyway I'm not letting the snapped string get me down. Since I'm a complete beginner I'm still just messing around on the G string so I don't really *need* the E string yet anyways
What KindaScratchy said... Welcome and enjoy. I have broken many a strings myself until FM video about tuning DOWN, before tuning up finally clicked..
Fiddlerman said ... I recommend you get a few E strings since they are so cheap. You don't need to use the same E as the rest of the set. They are very similar to one another and there are plenty of great E strings that suit other sets. Give us a call and we'll help you out.
Does that work for the A string on a Viola as well?
@knitwhim: Fiddlershop is not your average "mail order" music shop, it's a special place with two special people in charge. I've called them on several occasions with question's / problems with a couple strings and have gotten great results every time.
What other website can you deal direct with the owner's, I don't know of any.
Welcome to the forum.
If you're looking for a good E string. I like this one the best of all -- excellent (non-shrill) sound, lasts a long time.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright
@coolpinkone Right now I am busy watching grandkids M-F and helping my parents. When I have the time I might just find a job at music store!!
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.