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ome violins can react sensitively to dif-

ferent thicknesses of E strings. For an

optimal response after putting on a set,

all strings should be cleaned with a dry cloth

before playing. A microfibre cloth is recom-

mended.

Slightly warm up and tune up your strings by

sliding your thumb up and down the string

about five times applying pressure to enhance

stability and put your instrument on stand by

for a concert performance.

Repeat this three times to achieve optimal

results.

Bowing near the bridge with considerable pres-

sure (bow up and down about five times each)

will make the strings ready for concert use in

the shortest time possible – to be exact in as

little as two to three hours.

However don’t forget that these preparatory

measures can shorten the sonic life span of the

strings and should only be used if circumstances

only give you a short time to prepare your

strings.

The strings put on first should be the ones

whose tonal characteristics (mellow or bril-

liant) the player considers more important for

his or her instrument. On particular instru-

ments strings may respond differently than

one would expect. For example, depending on

the instrument the brilliant G string (Infeld

Blue) can produce a brilliant or dark sound,

since sometimes the frequency characteristics

of the violin itself does not match those of the

string.

If so, simply change a string within the Infeld

Violin system. This easily restores the desired

tonal balance. If one or more strings turn out

to not match the character of your instrument

perfectly, follow these simple steps:

When changing strings start with the E string.

The E string provided with the set represents a

good choice for the majority of instruments.

(Incidentally, the E string‘s ball end can be

removed by finger pressure, so that the string

can be used with a ball end or loop end as

required). E strings with different diameters

are available per request as CUSTOM ORDER

STRINGS. Now change the G string, then the D

string and finally the A string.

In case of any further questions or require-

ments please contact us via email:

marketing@thomastik-infeld.com

Please provide us the following information for

each individual string:

1. The type of core (nylon core, spiral steel

core, braided steel core, solid steel core)

2. The pitch of the string (using the interna-

tional norm for pitch, or writing it on a

stave with the appropriate clef)

3. The string tension (low, middle, high)

4. Ball end or loop end

5. The distance

A) from the ball or loop end to the bridge

B) from the bridge to the nut (i.e. the

string‘s vibrating length)

C) from the nut to the tuning peg

Tips on how to solve

a problem with the E string

How to order

special strings

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