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    I found some fiddling strings on Shar. Has anyone tried fiddling strings before? Do you think I should get them for my other junky old violin, since I don't want to keep changing strings back and forth on my good one?
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    You're changing strings??? I wouldn't do that...even a really cheap set on your old violin is better than changing...that constant moving and stretching of strings will just wear them out...

    ...so get a cheap set for the old violin (fiddling strings - whatever those are - should be fine)...

    ...another option... buy your good violin a new set of strings...and then leave the better quality, used strings on the old one...

    ...don't forget strings should be changed regularly...depending on how much you play...at least every 6 months - 1 year...they're not meant to last forever...

    ...some pros change them every 6-8 weeks...
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    I don&#39;t have ANY strings on the old one. I got a new set of dominants and put those on the new good violin the day I got it. They haven&#39;t gone out of tune in about two days. Have you heard fiddling strings before? They sound a whole lot different. I think they are the same kind some jazz violinists use...

    They are the kind that are used in "When I Grow Too Old to Dream." That is a great song.
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    ...go ahead and try them...but it&#39;s not good to move strings or have a violin without strings on it...your soundpost is going to fall over...
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    Originally posted by Nox@Aug 4 2004, 02:05 PM
    ...go ahead and try them...but it&#39;s not good to move strings or have a violin without strings on it...your soundpost is going to fall over...
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    Actually, it doesn&#39;t even have one. The soundpost fell out, which is when I decided that it was time to get a new violin. It looked rotten. It is unbelievable that it still made any sound at all...

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    Don&#39;t worry about me taking care of my new violin. The old one was the one I had in elementary school, which was when I used to swordfight with other violinists with our bows. :P
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    *shudders* at the image...:P
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    If it really is that crappy, it won&#39;t matter what you put on it.
    IF I hit a wrong key its becaus i kind of like it that way.

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    I used to swordfight with other violinists with our bows

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