Weekly Wisdom 26

Violin strings last longer than guitar strings. Depending on your frequency and duration of practice they can last between ½ a year up to 1 ½ years. They do not only end their life when they break. When they start sounding dull they need to be changed. The same applies for Cello, Double Bass and Viola strings

Tips to make strings last longer:

  • always have short fingernails on your left hand
  • do not use too much rosin
  • wash your hands before you play
  • do not tune strings too high
  • make sure the finger board does not have groves or holes in the wood
  • wipe your strings after you play
  • always check the grooves in the bridge and the nut before you put a new string on and apply graphite with a 6b pencil in these grooves.


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