45violin Posted January 20, 2005 Report Share Posted January 20, 2005 I recently sold two of my favorite violins on eBay and now I am doing a bit of research by buying old violins with the intent of playing them for a while, keeping a few that I like the best, and reselling the rest. I'm having fun experimenting with different kinds of violins and learning about them, but I have a question about selecting strings. When a violin has old strings that I cannot identify but need replacement, it's a big mystery to decide what type of strings to experiment with. I've bought quite a few different sets of nice brand name strings (Dominant of course, Thomastik Vision, Pirastro Tonica, Eudoxa, D'Addario Helicore, Zyex, a premium student set called Violino, and probably a few others that I'm forgetting now). If any of you tend to experiment by buying and selling a number of violins, have you experimented with new strings on several of them, and if so, how do you decide what type of strings to try on the violin, and how long do you try them on that violin before you decide whether or not it's a good match for the instrument? Any other tips? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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