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2016-01-12 15:21

New Jargar Superior C and G strings

The danish company Jargar has rounded the Superior strings well.

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2011-03-28 15:26

The professional journal „Ensemble Magazin for Chamber Music” assigns a CD

The “English Doric String Quartet” gets the highest appraisal from the magazine “Ensemble” for playing of three “Korngold String Quartets”.

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2011-03-28 15:20

Tips of the luthier for changing a tailpiece

If a tailpiecehanger tears or if the tailpiece does not work you can get a comprehensible instruction from the luthier how to change the tailpiece yourself.

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2011-02-04 16:40

Happy birthday Musikhochschule Lübeck

100 years Musikhochschule Lübeck. For 30 years we work on the opposite side of the college and observe particularly the development of the string players.

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2011-02-04 15:43

Violinist plays 50 hours non-stop

A Delhian musician made a new record in public performance.

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Answers

My bow is losing hair!

Special diligence is required in caring for the hairs of your bow.

The thicknesses at the head and the frog of a bow is very slight and cannot withstand additional pressure.

Violin building, bow hair and bow head

After the hairs are bundled, they enter the frog where a wooden wedge is used to fill any spaces. Another wooden plug locks the hair into the head at the other end of the bow.

No glue is used and the wooden wedges must have a perfect fit.

Violin building, bow hair, frog, wedge

A wooden wedge that does not fit properly cannot only cause all of the hairs to fall out at once, but can, as a worst case, also cause the head and the frog to crack. This probably can no longer be repaired.

It is important that you trust your instrument to a qualified violin maker only. When your newly re-haired bow is returned to you, have a good look at the critical areas and point out any problems immediately!

Last update on 2011-01-19 by Haat-Hedlef Uilderks.

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