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    sani_rae
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    Thanks to Cyber Monday I had saved up just enough to buy my very first violin. A $53 4/4 Mendini from Cecilio off of Amazon. For the past five years I have been renting damaged or roughly used violins from schools and most recently, Ted Brown. I’ve never known what it was like owning a brand new untouched violin until Thursday afternoon. There are a few things I don’t know, such as; Liquid Rosin. What exactly do I use this for? I was told the bow but another person told me it was for the pegs. And about how long will it take for the instrument to stay in tune longer?

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    techroam
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    Nice hope u enjoy it!

    #6814 Reply

    Mariko
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    Hi sani_rae, hope you’re enjoying your new violin!! The liquid rosin is not for the bow. You can use a drop in case that the pegs are slipping.
    You’re instrument not staying in tune for a long time is because the strings are new. It depends of the material of the strings how long it takes before and if they stay longer in tune. If the temperature and humidity doesn’t change much that helps too of course. Where I live temperature changes a lot during the day. And I’ve noticed that if I keep my violin in its case when I don’t play it, it stays in tune longer. If I leave it out of its case it goes out of tune fast because of the temperature changes.
    Hopes this helps you a bit 🙂

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    Rafael Vazquez
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    Cellos and violins are cool

    #7712 Reply

    Claudio Freire
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    Hi Mariko, thanks for the tips. I just bought a violin and I was wondering why it wont keep in tune for longer time.

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    Anteros
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    Enjoy your new violin. It must feel great to have something of your very own after renting. 🙂

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    Mariko
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    Hi Claudio, try to keep your violin at the same temperature and humidity as much as possible. I won’t get so quickly out of tune then. Also when you tune your violin make sure the pegs stick well. So when turning the pegs also push them a bit so that they stick better. Of course it also depends of the strings you have. Depending of the material some strings go out of tune faster. Hope this helps! 🙂

    #7827 Reply

    Claudio Freire
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    Thanks again Mariko. I am keeping the violin in the original case and always in the same room. I believe the pegs tip did the trick. It is getting easier to tune now and it seems it is getting in tune for longer time.

    #7829 Reply

    Mariko
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    Hi Claudio, that’s great! I’m glad I could help. 🙂 the peg trick is something I learned in one of Michael’s videos.

    #9478 Reply

    Hexensohn
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    You can also use chalk on the pegs to keep them from slipping if you don’t have some kind of peg compound. Another reason for slipping is that the pegs aren’t properly fitted for the peg holes. If it’s really bad, you may need to have a luthier set the instrument up for you. And as Mariko said, new strings need some time to break in so you’ll have to tune them quite a bit for a few days.

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