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richardz

Member Since 24 Jun 2005
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Playing double stops

01 May 2016 - 10:46 PM

I've been working on playing double stops, mostly from a fiddle or improvising perspective. I can get a sound but it isn't great, and I'd like to improve it. I notice I need more bow pressure (toward the frog) and a particular angle draws the most sound, also I'm using Vision titanium solo heavy strings. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Buzzing note on Carbon Fiber violin

21 January 2016 - 01:55 AM

A friend of mine recently bought a carbon fiber violin with a built in pickup. He likes it very much, but it has a distortion or feedback sound when playing the E note on the D string in first position. It happens when playing it either acoustic or amplified.

 

Any suggestions on ways to alleviate this?

Thank you for any suggestions.


Light bow... should I use stickier rosin?

25 November 2015 - 12:16 AM

I've got a beautiful, super light Christian Suss violin bow. It's well set up but in general, doesn't seem to draw as much tone as I'd like. I'm using Larsen Red rosin which works very well with another relatively light early Bausch bow I'm using.

 

Could I improve the Suss bow with a different stickier or grittier rosin? Any suggestions of rosin brands?

 

Thanks for any suggestions.