Morning yall I have to nae a confession...I know nothing about string brands. So I am.coming to yall, the most enlightened people I know to ask: What strings do yall use or like to use on your…Continue
"I feel your pain man. There are at least 4 things I have my students work on with the bow after getting it rosined. #1 is keeping the bow at a 90 deg angle to the strings for the whole up and down strokes. #2 is to experiment with different amounts…"
"D'adarrio os what I am leaning to. I agree squeaking is a good bit mine, but I have been very diligent about bowing and watch the bow and my contact and there are times where it seems the strings are reacting poorly to the bow...which is well…"
"Sorry to tell you Bobby but most squeaks and squeals are caused by bow technique rather than string quality. A set of high dollar strings squeaks as much in my hands as do a cheaper set. With that being said, better strings can definitely improve…"
"Squeaks and squaks, sorry, are caused by bowing technique.
timber and harmonics are enhanced by expensive strings on a quality (read as not-cheap) violin/viola/cello
even a cheap instrument with cheap strings sounds amazing in the hands of a…"
"Hi, the simple answer is to use the best you can afford. Cheap strings will give a cheap sound and may make it hard for you to judge if your playing is improving. Cheap strings will not maintain the "good" sound for as long and they will…"
Morning yall I have to nae a confession...I know nothing about string brands. So I am.coming to yall, the most enlightened people I know to ask: What strings do yall use or like to use on your fiddles? I would love to here all recommendations however sonce I am on a budget and reall interested in cheap but still good. I'm not after a concert quality sound, my playing is no where close. I have been playing my store bought fiddle with unidentified stringsand I suspect that not ALL of the squeaks…See More
Most of us are very open to all levels of playing. Cat beat against a tree sounds like a pretty good song title. I actually know a tune called Nail That Catfish to a Tree that I might play on my next fiddle build! Here it's played by the guy who wrote it. https://youtu.be/M_GsAAiw8uQ
Hey Bobby, thanks for the friend request. I like the builds you posted. Now we need to hear them! You may have noticed I'm more into old style acoustic instruments than many folks around here but I still love cranked up blues style sometimes too!
Geese Bobby. No idol here. Thanks for the kind words though. Your comment made my day. Otherwise I'd have to face failure. I spent all day wiring an EZ solder amp kit from Guitar Fuel. It was anything but EZ. I have a dead short in my attempt and no amp! So I've ordered a No solder model and will replace my failed junk. Hope your build went better than mine today. .. Dave
Hello.,,.yep here in VA.,I'm up north outside DC.,,.I had to look up Ferrum.,,.south central VA on the west side.,.I have family across the border in WVA down there.,.,welcome to the Nation.,,.we're cigarbox crazy around here and there are some nice fiddles to see.,,.cheers..,