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Introduction

This guide is intended to help users through the process of fixing broken or worn out violin strings. A violin has four strings: E, A, D, & G. The order of the strings from left to right is G, D, A, & E. The G string is the deepest pitched string and the E is the highest pitched string. The purpose of this guide is to enable violin players to restring their violin on their own instead of having it done at a music store.

  1. Turn the peg belonging to the string you are wanting to change to loosen the string. Violins have four string. The strings from left to right go: G, D, A, & E.
    • Turn the peg belonging to the string you are wanting to change to loosen the string.

    • Violins have four string. The strings from left to right go: G, D, A, & E.

  2. Pull the string out of the peg.
    • Pull the string out of the peg.

  3. Remove the opposite end of the string from the fine tuner holder. Remove the opposite end of the string from the fine tuner holder.
    • Remove the opposite end of the string from the fine tuner holder.

  4. Place new string in peg hole. Place new string in peg hole.
    • Place new string in peg hole.

  5. Turn the peg to tighten the string.
    • Turn the peg to tighten the string.

  6. Place nub in fine tuner holder. Place nub in fine tuner holder.
    • Place nub in fine tuner holder.

  7. Make sure the string is sitting in the groove in the bridge.
    • Make sure the string is sitting in the groove in the bridge.

  8. Gently tug on string to make sure it is secure.
    • Gently tug on string to make sure it is secure.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Brittany Preston

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Very good guide for all of us, thanks for sharing such a nice post, I am also an electric violinist in USA and this post is very helpful.

Adley Smith - Reply

Thanks for this very clear set of instructions with clear images. I am an amateur violinist and broke a string while tuning. Even I could use these instructions and it was as easy as the post says. Thanks for posting and to ifixit in general.

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