5. First, an inspection of your violin:
Check your violin or viola first forsmall problems before you proceed.
Especially if there was along period of not playing on it is now time to take a momentto dust (with asoft dry cloth) and have acareful ,look.
Be careful: Never withglue, paint, wax, water orother cleaning solvents on a violin andlet repairs done ALWAYS by aviolinmaker ,don't try this yourself!
Check your instrument on the following points:
- IMPORTANT: The statepile perpendicular between the top and the bottom sheet?
The stack is athe section (stick) in the violinis clamped between the bottom sheet and the top sheet, approximately at thecame. You can see this if it's good standing byslanting through theJudge soundhole look at the violin. As de pilethe Located in the violin, is out orfallen is, quotesdirectly allspanning of the strings, andDo not proceed! As de pilewell is present but veryaskew state, then change nothing the mood / stress andDo not proceed.
If the pile does not exist or tip over,spanning on the strings, the top can then namelyrip. This you candon't try this solve, Seeking aviolinmaker around and let theset stack, this is not expensive.
- IMPORTANT: The statecame perpendicular at the top of the violin andparallel to thekey?
The crest is athe part of the violinis clamped between thetop and thestrings.
If these veryaskew state (to overturn) ie. far forward or backward, then it's bestnot proceed with vote. This ordertopple of the comb, and therebydamage to prevent the topsheet. This you candon't try this solve, ask yourteacher to do this for you or do itunder the control a teacher. You can also do this byviolinmaker have it done, This is really easy and usually free.
- Is erleft side andright as much distance between therand of thekey and the adjacentstring?
Atviolin: between theG / Sol string and thekey as much as a distance between theE / Mi string and thekey.
Atviola: between theC / Do string and thekey as much as a distance between theA / La string and thekey.
See page 2: About violin strings for more information.
The comb isyou see to the left or to the right, check also good thelast two points before proceeding. This you candon't try this solve, ask yourteacher to do this for you or do itunder the control a teacher. You can also do this byviolinmaker have it done, This is really easy and usually free.
- Are the strings in the neatlygrooved of thecame and thekielhoutje (in the curl) en is er overalequally distance between the strings themselves?
If a string is not in thegroove are, quotes thespanning of the string, andleg himcautious in the groove.
When thereno grooves for the strings they are, andslide away then the fiddleready to play, What is strange in itself. Maybe you're the owner of a violin that is purely madeon the wall to hang? Consult course just aviolinmaker nearby, who has seen so.
- Are the stringsproperly secured / hooked in anrump?
If necessary, clear thespanning of the string and make sure itpellet well behind theslot stuck.
This can, moreover, also atab properly, often at theE / Mi string violin.
- The strings are notdamaged, is dewrapping nog intakt en glad?
Otherwise, it is time for anew string, but for now, you can still use it just to get votes.