Alma Posted October 5, 2009 Report Share Posted October 5, 2009 Please comment on this player's take on string replacement: ---------------------- "A well-made string lasts for as long as you want it to last. This meme about strings, going "false," or "dead" is just people responding to a kind of benign mob mentality, fed in no small measure by the string retailers. If the string retains its structural integrity, i.e., the winding is tight and pure throughout its length (and particularly near the bridge), there is no reason to change it. There are a zillion causes why we might hear differences in the sound of a string over the course of four seasons, not the least of which being we just think we hear a difference due to a sinus condition or ear wax. Changes in the instrument, humidity, bow, room acoustic, rosin, bridge or soundpost, and many other factors all are far more likely to be the cause of the string ills some people here like to believe in. It's sad, since all you're doing is spending money you don't need to, and enriching the dealers and manufacturers. Nothing against those folks; they have to make a living too. But it's wonderful when normal, obvious marketing efforts fit so perfectly neatly into our neuroses about our sound and why it might not be as good as we want." ----------------------- Is the notion of a dead string a neurosis? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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