Polls Archive

Would you be interested in a violin which tunes and plays one octave lower? Octave violin.

  • Yes (55%, 572 Votes)
  • Maybe (23%, 238 Votes)
  • No (22%, 223 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,033

Start Date: November 29, 2018 @ 3:06 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which do you prefer on your stringed instrument?

  • Makes no difference. (42%, 358 Votes)
  • One piece back. (42%, 357 Votes)
  • Two piece back. (16%, 140 Votes)

Total Voters: 855

Start Date: August 1, 2016 @ 8:01 am
End Date: No Expiry

If calluses build on your fingertips, what do you do about it?

  • I don't care, I just live with it. (38%, 491 Votes)
  • I prefer to play with calluses. (34%, 436 Votes)
  • I try not to not press so hard on the strings. (9%, 119 Votes)
  • I use a lotion to soften them. (7%, 93 Votes)
  • I wait until it naturally flakes-off. (6%, 80 Votes)
  • I use a nail-file. (3%, 36 Votes)
  • I use sandpaper to smooth them down. (3%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,282

Start Date: April 1, 2016 @ 3:21 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How often do you re-hair your bow?

  • I have never had a bow re-haired (48%, 1,577 Votes)
  • When the hair seems worn and non responsive (24%, 780 Votes)
  • Once a year (8%, 258 Votes)
  • When there is hardly and hair left (6%, 205 Votes)
  • I just buy a new cheap bow instead (5%, 172 Votes)
  • Twice a year (5%, 158 Votes)
  • Every few months (4%, 133 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,283

Start Date: August 26, 2015 @ 8:56 am
End Date: No Expiry

How often do you rosin your bow?

  • When I feel it's necessary (48%, 1,208 Votes)
  • Every time I take out my violin. (30%, 752 Votes)
  • I play for hours on end without applying more rosin (7%, 185 Votes)
  • Whenever I no longer get clouds of dust on every bow-stroke (4%, 110 Votes)
  • Often but I use very little. (3%, 85 Votes)
  • Not often but enough to make a mess when I play. (3%, 71 Votes)
  • Once a day. (3%, 66 Votes)
  • Every hour. (2%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,498

Start Date: June 1, 2015 @ 9:15 am
End Date: No Expiry