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Karen Grace
Hello Beth/ fellow violinists,

One of my students has a 'wolf tone' on his E string. I'm looking into what to do about it. I've read somewhere that the best thing to try first is to try changing it to a thinner 'gauge' string. I was thinking of suggested he buys a pirastro tonica string, but I'm wondering if that is considered a thin 'guage' string?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Karen Grace
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Posted: July 19, 2019
Last Comment: July 23, 2019

Karen Grace
Posted: July 23, 2019
Thanks Beth and Diane. No it's not an open string. I am going to suggest she tries this thin gauge string :


That is what is suggested here: https://www.atelierconstantinpopescu.com/tiptricks.htm before suggesting she goes to a luthier for adjustments :).

Thanks for your responses. 


Posted: July 19, 2019
Is the wolf on the open string? I found this thread.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: July 19, 2019
Hi Karen, do you have access to a shop where they could try a slight sound post adjustment? I don't know anything about how different gauge strings might help wolf tones, but it's worth a try.