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My violin is making an odd sound. It sounds like a faint buzzing. I've had the violin for only a couple of months but the sound is something new. I hear it the most when playing the D string, but it's there on all 4. I have a Snark tuner clamped on the scroll, at first I thought it was the on/off button. But even with it removed I hear the same sound. I removed the chin rest and shoulder rest and it's still there. From what I hear, if I pluck the strings the sound is not there. I hear it only with the bow.
That would be the most obvious reason Kevin but lately I'm dealing with some problems not related to the string touching the fingerboard which are very frustrating.
We set up a nice K565 with a BB bridge and a built-in jack and it has a buzz that we just can't figure out. I'm suspecting the bass bar.
If you can make the noise when ever you want to then while making the noise press along the top plate and if the noise goes away at some point or lessons then it could well be the bass bar.
I once started getting a buzzing sound when i was playing. It turned out to be the silver winding on my D string was coming loose. I didn't realize it but earlier on I had accidentally bumped the neck of the violin on the metal edge of the music stand right across the strings. The moment it happened I was concerned as to whether or not I damaged the violin. Luckily I didn't even put a dent or a scratch in it but I overlooked the fact that the metal edge nicked and cut the silver winding on the D and it was slowly starting to unravel and, as it did the vibrations of the D and the adjacent strings set the loose winding into vibration and created the annoying buzz. the fix was to replace the string. This could of course happen to the G or A as well.
In any event, I post this as one more thing to consider and check if your violin starts making strange noises that it should not.
Thanks to everyone for your help.