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The strings on my new viola
When I traded up and sized down my viola, the only downside I was was bothered by was that I had just put new Obligatos on it about 1 1/2 - 2 weeks earlier ...
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cid
February 2, 2019 - 7:19 pm
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When I traded in my Eastman 101 16” viola, the only part that bothered me was that I had just put new Obligatos on it about 1 1/2 - 2 weeks earlier. When the luthier was sitting by us changing out the chinrest on the Rudoulf Doetsch, I told him, “Well, you have nice fairly new Obligatos on the Eastman. I put them on about 1 1/2 weeks ago, maybe 2 weeks.” He said, “Nice”. 

I didn’t pay attention to the strings on my new Rudoulf Doetsch until I had been playing it at home. Much to my surprise, they are Obligatos! The lower end violas and violins get Dominants. I did not realize that I had stepped up to the Obligato level, so to speak.

To quote the luthier, “Nice!” 

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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mookje
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That’s really nice indeed laugh I also have Obligato, love them!!

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Fiddlerman
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February 11, 2019 - 3:51 pm
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Obligatos get better with time. They are really hard in the beginning.

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but the one who needs the least."

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February 11, 2019 - 4:10 pm
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Good to know.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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