How to Put Strings on a Violin?

How to put violin stringsWhen a string of a violin is being changed it can get really confusing if you do not possess the correct knowledge to do so. It is always easy to just go to a shop and seek their help; however, there are some procedures through which you can change your string just in the nick of time.

See also: Step by Step Guide To Start to Play the Violin

Ways to Do it Yourself

  • When your violin is still working with its old strings, you can twirl the tweaking pegs in your direction. In this way they will easily hang loosely over the fingerboard. The small metal ball must be carefully detached from the strings using the fine tuners. If this does not work, the tail string should be pulled towards you and jerked or moved in the upper direction. Working in this manner will completely discharge the string. After this, follow the procedure of twisting the big tuners, and then remove it after they have become completely loose.
  • As for the next step, you should get hold of a new string and locate the peak. The top and the bottom of the string should be easily indicated with coloring. There should be an end which does not contain a metal ball, small in size; on top of that, it should be more intensely colored.
  • Now grasp the violin in such a manner that the part of the chin rest is facing your direction. Now choose the correct tuner that matches the string that you are about to change. Now, the scroll should have a large tuner in which a minuscule hole is present. After this, simply position the end that has additional color through it and make sure that half of an inch remains hanging on the other side.
  • Now, carefully rotate the big sized tuner, in order to enfold the string around it. The string must also be wrapped around the part that is only half an inch. Doing this will completely secure and tighten it, as well as keep it firm and safe.
  • After almost all of the colored portions have been carefully wrapped around, the string can be stretched and straightened. After making it quite loose, you need to carefully modify it in order to go down and get in touch with the tail-piece.
  • If you already possess the correct set of fine tuners, you can just take the ball and fix it at the suitable one. Or else, you can also secure it in a hole and drag it crossways for a secure connection.
  • When you have already loosened the strings, its time you held the bridge and found the correct place for it. Now you can place the bridge under the strings by holding it face down. After this, the strings should be carefully arranged in the suitable fissures, and finally hold the bridge upward in standing position. Now you can get ready to tune.


After carefully following these steps, always make sure that the bridge is currently facing in the proper direction as the angles that the strings make play a huge part in crystal clear sound production. Never overturn the strings as it could make them snap and make sure you tune the strings for at least a couple of days in order to ensure that they have stretched properly and got properly calibrated with the violin.


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