fine tuners

fine tuners

fine tuners    02:26 on Friday, March 21, 2008          

(16 points)
Posted by MUZIKKKK

Does the fine tuners affect the violin's tone? Cause i noticed expensive violin's don't have them whereas cheaper ones do have them.

Re: fine tuners    20:30 on Saturday, March 22, 2008          


if you dont have fine tuners you can finely tune your strings by gently pulling them sideways away from the violin 9not towards you) to flatten and by pinching the string at the top of the fingerboard/bottom of the pegbox.

More experienced violinists often have only one fine tuner (on their e string) because many strings are meant to be tuned with pegs, instead of fine tuners. E strings are not meant to be tuned with pegs unless dramatically out of tune.examples of strings like this are pirastro's evah pirazzi and obligato brands.

hope this helps!

Re: fine tuners    02:13 on Monday, February 09, 2009          

(21 points)
Posted by Charisma

Fine tuners absolute has an effect to the quality of sound you produce. Especially plastic ones. The metal ones doesnt resonate much. Unlike if you have a wooden tailpiece, the wood resonates the sound much better. Metal absorbs the sounds and thus does not produce brilliant tones. So, most of us, we only use one fine tuner particularly on the e string. e strings are difficult to pitch and breaks easily so a fine tuner helps alot. Im used to pegs on the g d and a strings. I pitch without any tuner i was trained to listen perfectly to the pitch. You could do that too!!!

Re: fine tuners    23:59 on Thursday, February 12, 2009          

(68 points)
Posted by dante9002001

Yea fine tuners do have an effect on your sound, its better to only have the one on your E string, the reason being is that its very hard to get an accurate pitch if you tune with the peg only. Also it decreases the risk that you break the string while tuning it in such a fashion.

Re: fine tuners    10:19 on Sunday, February 15, 2009          

(29 points)
Posted by Lolliepop

whoa, i always tune with the fine tuners unless the string sounds really bad. i don't dare to use the big pegs...

Re: fine tuners    16:21 on Saturday, February 28, 2009          

(42 points)
Posted by Yonina

yeah they do, just the weight of not huge but it does... and you can also get it better in tune with using the pegs.... you will notice though that the more expensive violins will have pegs that move real easy.... often the expensive one will just have one on the E string.....


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