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    dilawless54
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    When do you change your strings? When they start to sound bad? Or do you use them for a certain length of time? I go by the sound on mine and when they start to sound dead I get new ones.

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    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.

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    Christie Morehouse
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    I wondered what that ‘dip’ was in a long bowing! I did change the string, too, because next it sounded scratchy. I thought the ‘dip’ was my inconsistent bow speed

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    dilawless54
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    I will now check my strings for the dip and see how I stack up. Thanks Dianne for that tip. I wasn’t aware of that.

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    Marlayum
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    Thanks both of you, one for posting and the other of you for answering…now I know!

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