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  1. I have a buzzing open "D" string on my viola. I have tried new string, peg, bridge and bridge placement. I also found a 1/2 inch crack in the upper end of the lower loop of the right "F" hole. Should I use fingernail polish on it? And could it be the cause?

  2. I have a buzzing open "D" string on my viola. I have tried new string, peg, bridge and bridge placement. I also found a 1/2 inch crack in the upper end of the lower loop of the right "F" hole. Should I use fingernail polish on it? And could it be the cause?

  3. The "D" string on my recently acquired viola buzzes. I have used 3 different strings and changed out the bridge. Any other ideas? The peg is not the same as the others, but I see no contact with the "A" peg.

  4. Just picked up a second hand viola (I usually play violin) to try it out. Like the tone and range but have a few ?s.... It needs new tuners and I wanted to try a gut string for once but in the shar catalog it says don't use tuners with gut. Any experience on this? Also any word on eudoxas?

  5. Just changed out my strings from d'addario preludes to pirastro tonicas. However, the "E" string won't "Sound off".

    When it is plucked or bowed, the sound abruptly ends rather than carrying on as though you touched the string. I looked in the pegbox to make sure it wasn't dragging any other pegs or strings but to no avail. Ant ideas? P.S. pitch is proper, goes through nut and bridge correctly

  6. Just changed out my strings from d'adario preludes to pirastro tonicas. However, the "E" string won't "Sound off".

    When it is plucked or bowed, the sound abruptly ends rather than carrying on as though you touched the string. I looked in the pegbox to make sure it wasn't dragging any other pegs or strings but to no avail. Ant ideas? P.S. pitch is proper, goes through nut and bridge correctly

  7. When I try to hit an "A flat" on the "D" string or an "E flat" on the "A" string with my pinkie, my volume and tone get lost! Should I try to get them with the "ring" finger or is there a better way to get the desired tone?

    Perhaps shifting the bow positions? Any thoughts?

  8. Have been playing about 8mo. now and diong well but since I am trying to do some classical now in addition to hymns I have been trying to go down the "E" string. After about the "A" note all I get is screeching, not really a note-like sound. Is this due to a sub-par instrument or just the operator? Is there a difference in how you play these notes? I have noticed also you have to get notes "dead on" on the estring to be right. (P.S. I am playing on a Scherl and Roth 301E

    (about $650.00) With infield reds.

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