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  1. Hi i have a stentor student 2 from the 80's. im new to violin. My teacher has pointed out that the G string finger positions are a few millimeters towards the nut compared with the A and E strings. that explains why any fingered note on the G never sounded in tune. and the same goes for the D string but not by as much. she sugested asking the luther to maybe shave the nut or adjust the shape of the bridge. Ive asked my luther and he said that isnt the problem at all and that i should just change the D and G strings. Now i see how the old strings could alter the sound quality. but i dont see how they would alter pitch that much. so could somebody please give me a second opinion because my teachers explanation seems to make more sence to me. Thankyou
  2. Hi> This my first question as I am an older amateur who for the last couple or so years restores usually violins/fiddles that are not considered worth restoration by a luthier. I am really thankful to this site for feeding me much info concerning the repairs of violins during this time even though sometimes the opinions expressed differ widely. But. all opinions are valuable lessons for we beginners. However, I have not been able to find possible solution(s) for my current task. So, here is the problem: I was literally given an unlabeled violin about 30 to 50 years old which appeared complete except I notice the sound post was partially under the bridge. I tuned it up and it sounded very bright but the tone was not pleasant. I have a hearing problem and have trouble adjusting the sound post so I took it to my neighbor and he adjusted the sound post. Wow!! the "e", "a" & "d" strings were exceptionally bright and had great sounding tone but the "g" string, though bright, sounded odd. I guess the best way for me to describe it is to say that it sounded as if some of the sound was coming off the top of the violin rather than from inside the box. Now, the violin really vibrates really well especially on the top. I also noticed that the "f" sound holes are about 1.5mm or so too far away from the C Bouts. Of course here is the question: Could it be because of the position of the "f" Sound Holes or What are some other reasons for the "g" string to sound as if it is partially coming off the top and not the box. Many thanks for reading and double that if you know any reasons why this occurs. AR