5. First, an inspection of your violin:
Check your violin or viola first for small problems before you proceed.
Especially if there was a long period of not playing on it is now time to take a moment to dust (with a soft dry cloth) and have a careful , look.
Be careful: Never with glue, paint, wax, water or other cleaning solvents on a violin and let repairs done ALWAYS by a violinmaker , don't try this yourself!
Check your instrument on the following points:
- IMPORTANT: The state pile perpendicular between the top and the bottom sheet?
The stack is a the section (stick) in the violin is clamped between the bottom sheet and the top sheet, approximately at the came. You can see this if it's good standing by slanting through the Judge soundhole look at the violin. As de pile the Located in the violin, is out or fallen is, quotes directly all spanning of the strings, and Do not proceed! As de pile well is present but very askew state, then change nothing the mood / stress and Do not proceed.
If the pile does not exist or tip over, spanning on the strings, the top can then namely rip. This you can don't try this solve, Seeking a violinmaker around and let the set stack, this is not expensive.
- IMPORTANT: The state came perpendicular at the top of the violin and parallel to the key?
The crest is a the part of the violin is clamped between the top and the strings.
If these very askew state (to overturn) ie. far forward or backward, then it's best not proceed with vote. This order topple of the comb, and thereby damage to prevent the topsheet. This you can don't try this solve, ask your teacher to do this for you or do it under the control a teacher. You can also do this by violinmaker have it done, This is really easy and usually free.
- Is er left side and right as much distance between the rand of the key and the adjacent string?
At violin: between the G / Sol string and the key as much as a distance between the E / Mi string and the key.
At viola: between the C / Do string and the key as much as a distance between the A / La string and the key.
See page 2: About violin strings for more information.
The comb is you see to the left or to the right, check also good the last two points before proceeding. This you can don't try this solve, ask your teacher to do this for you or do it under the control a teacher. You can also do this by violinmaker have it done, This is really easy and usually free.
- Are the strings in the neatly grooved of the came and the kielhoutje (in the curl) en is er overal equally distance between the strings themselves?
If a string is not in the groove are, quotes the spanning of the string, and leg him cautious in the groove.
When there no grooves for the strings they are, and slide away then the fiddle ready to play, What is strange in itself. Maybe you're the owner of a violin that is purely made on the wall to hang? Consult course just a violinmaker nearby, who has seen so.
- Are the strings properly secured / hooked in an rump?
If necessary, clear the spanning of the string and make sure it pellet well behind the slot stuck.
This can, moreover, also a tab properly, often at the E / Mi string violin.
- The strings are not damaged, is de wrapping nog intakt en glad?
Otherwise, it is time for a new string, but for now, you can still use it just to get votes.