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Do you know why top violins always come with ONE fine tuner?! Why it is always on E string?!
I've spent a lot of time thinking about it. I haven't got an answer yet. Why 1? Why not four fine tuners? Why not 0 fine tuners? I can't get the point.
I suggest that there is no rational explanation of such... phenomemon. Have you got any ideas about this?
Don't worry, KindaScratchy. My old violin had no fine tuners at all. I used to tune it with pegs only. The point is that you should turn the pegs very gently. This is really not difficult. You'll get used to it after a week or two. I don't know how to explain... but you just need feel how turning the pegs affects the sound.
My new violin has four fine tuners but I don't use them. I use pegs instead (even on E string).
My fiddle from the 1930-40's did not come with fine tuners. My Suzuki Teach who has a great ear said add a tuner for only the E. My Bluegrass Teach said add tuners for all the strings. I did but then took them off, except for thye E string, because the strings are basically always in tune!!! On occasion the E needs a bit of adjusting.
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.
I like one fine tuner.. However....not all pegs and violins are the same. I have gotten used to just tuning from the pegs and what each peg requires... then I got another violin.. and some pegs require more or less .... my A string on both violins, when I tune from the peg while in playing position... I have to be careful to push in or they will slip and unwind.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato