How do you get rid of the buzzing?

The irritating buzz tone is the “little brother” of the wolf tone, it’s the higher strings that are affected. A buzzing noise can be found on violin or viola, but rarely on cello or bass. A buzz can be as irritating as the wolf, but what’s causing it is the thin, less dampened back plate near the ribs. The treatment of a buzz tone is quite similar to that of the wolf’s: 

  • Check the condition of the bow hair and aim for a stickier rosin as first steps. 
  • Use a higher string tension and choose a darker sounding E-string (for violin) and a darker sounding and focused A-string (for violin and viola) for your practice! 
  • If that doesn’t help, aim for a wound E-string instead. 
  • For violins, we recommend the tin-plated E-string VIS01 (included in both Vision Solo® sets VIS100 and VIS101). As an alternative, the tin-plated E-string AL01 (included in the set Alphayue® AL100) might work as well. For violas, we recommend the chrome-wound A-string PI21 from the Peter Infeld® set PI200. 



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