Some violins can react sensitively to different 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 recommended.
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 pressure (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 brilliant) the player considers more important for his or her instrument. On particular instruments 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.
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