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Violin strings will need to be replaced periodically. How often depends on several factors such as; how often the instrument is played, how it is played, the quality and type of strings and the environment that the violin is kept in. Signs that a violin string is need of being replaced includes reduction of tone quality, stretching in the strings, when rosin accumulates on the strings and cannot be cleaned off (this reduces the quality of the tone), visible nicks or defects

How to remove a violin string:
It is best to replace each string one at a time. You

1. To replace a violin string you will first need to pull the peg toward you ensuring that it is the correct string.

2. Turn the peg until the violin string is unwound. Once the string has been fully unwound, pull the string through the peg hole.

3. Unscrew the fine tuner (if applicable) and remove the string.


How to attach a new violin string:

1. Take the end of the violin string with the gold hoop on the end and place it in the hole on the tail piece. If the instrument is equipped with fine tuners, there will be a slot on the fine tuner to place it in. If not, simply stick it down and in.

2. Stick the violin string in the appropriate peg hole and ensure it stays (about an inch past the hole) and begin to turn it. Turn it so that it wraps neatly from one side to the other. Avoid crossing the string while turning. When the string is turned enough so that it does not come undone when you release the peg, ensure the bottom is in place and inspect the positioning of the violin string over the bridge and make sure it is placed over the appropriate groove on the bridge.


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This article was published on Sunday 03 February, 2008.
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