#16930 Reply

Dianne Adkins
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Strings can go ‘dead’ after a long period of time. If you play a long, fast bow up and down repeatedly and you notice the pitch changes or ‘dips’ a little, the string is dead. That’s one time when it’s good to change a string. Of course another time to change strings is when one breaks! Otherwise, change strings twice a year is a good practice. Keep the old strings for spares in case of emergency.