How do I know what size violin strings I need?

How do I know what size violin strings I need?

Violin Scale or String Lengths:

  1. 4/4 Violin = 330mm = 13 inches.
  2. 7/8 Violin = 317mm = 12½ inches.
  3. 3/4 Violin = 310mm = 12¼ inches.
  4. 1/2 Violin = 285mm = 11¼ inches.
  5. 1/4 Violin = 260mm = 10¼ inches.
  6. 1/8 Violin = 235mm = 9¼ inches.
  7. 1/16 Violin = 215mm = 8½ inches.

How do I know which violin string to use?

String Color I.D. Chart All violin strings, no matter what brand, has some kind of distinctive color and combination that usually is only found on that particular string. The bottom of the string will show the brand and manufacturer and the scroll end winding color will designate for which string (GDA or E).

Which string should I put on first violin?

Most violinists change their strings from G to E You’re welcome to change your strings in any order you choose, one at a time – but most violinists opt to change their strings starting with G and making their way up to the E string.

Are there different sizes of violin strings?

There are no one-size-fits-all answers. Each violin reacts differently to different brands of strings. One type of string may sound amazing on one instruments but sour, dull or too bright on another violin. Each instrument is different, and the unique needs of the violinist are important.

What is a 1/8 size violin?

10 inches
What Size Violin Do I Have? – Useful Violin Measurements

Violin Size Violin Back Length Bow Length
1/8 Violin 255mm or approx. 10 inches 48.9cm or 19.25in
1/4 Violin 280mm or approx. 11 inches 57.15cm or 22.5in
1/2 Violin 310mm or approx. 12.2 inches 62.2cm or 24.5in
3/4 Violin 335mm or approx. 13 inches 68.6cm or 27in

Are the A and D strings the same?

December 10, 2017, 8:11 AM · @Everyone sometimes if you actually pay attention, the D string is actually thinner than the A. Believe it or not, look at it closely. It’s becuase we require more aluminium wound on the A string than the nickel of the d string. However, it varies on the brands.

Should I change all my violin strings at once?

You may change all violin strings at once but you should NEVER remove all the strings at the same time. You can also wait a day or two between changing each string, so the bridge doesn’t move as the strings settle.

What strings do professional violinists use?

Most Recommended Violin Strings For Advanced & Professional Violinists

  • 1) Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold Violin String Set – Medium Gauge – Gold Wound G – Ball E.
  • 2) Obligato 4/4 Violin String Set – Medium Gauge – with Gold Ball-end E & Silver D.
  • 3) Pirastro Wondertone Gold Label Violin Strings.

What is a 1/10 size violin?

Here is a list of the violin sizes and the appropriate measurement of the arm, from neck to palm: 1/32: Under 14 inches. 1/16 : 14 to 16.5 inches. 1/10 : 16.5 to 17 inches. 1/8 : 17 to 17.5 inches.

What are the 4 violin strings?

The violin has four strings From high to low, the strings on the violin are E, A, D, and G. They are made from a variety of materials including catgut (sheep intestine), nylon, and steel.