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posted: 5/13/2003 at 11:10:30 PM ET
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can someone tell me when violin strings should be changed or wait till they break? one at a time or in sets? thanks

Can anyone tell me how long violin strings last? how to tell when they need changed? or do you just wait till they break? thanks

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posted: 7/29/2003 at 4:59:57 PM ET
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hi, my violin teacher told me that if u r replacing the whole set just change 1 string at a time as it reduces drastic alterations in tension. It is recommended that u replace strings quite regularly, eg. once a year or so as they tend to weaken easily, depending how well made they are and u do not want them to snap while u r playing! causing damage to the whole body of the violin!

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posted: 8/3/2003 at 7:41:31 PM ET
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Just basically whenever you think they need changing. When the sound starts to sound a little dull, or if there's rosin build up, which there shouldn't really be if you wipe off the strings every once in a while. It also depends on how often you play and how aggressively you play. For some people it could be every few months, for some it could be every few years.

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