A couple of months ago I bought a violin that is bigger and louder than my previous violins. It has been very enjoyable to have an instrument who's sound fills large spaces and is also still heard in the midst of other loud instruments. The problem is, it now leaves my ears ringing after playing for a couple of hours.
One remedy is to play it more softly when volume isn't needed and I've been experimenting with that, sort of like having a race car but not driving it fast all the time...medium for around town, and all out only when necessary. I guess it's the concept of a violin that can do it all. I've also been playing with an earplug in my left ear, which seems to help.
I experimented with a lot of types of strings when I first got the violin, and settled on Vision Titanium Solos, not necessarily for the volume, but because I like the response of higher tension strings and they really gave definition and texture to the lower darker G and D strings that other strings didn't. Now the A and E strings sound exceedingly bright to me. (I've been playing the same set for a couple of months now). I'm wondering about replacing the A and E but keeping the Vision D and G.
Does anyone have a string suggestion for the A and E that might be a similar high tension response but a warmer less brilliant sound, that will match the Vision D and G?
Thank you for any suggestions.