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  • JeffW119 commented on porpoiseofdoom's instructable Replacing a String on a Cello3 years ago
    Replacing a String on a Cello

    Good simple clear and unpretentious. Everything of importance explained, nothing missed. Put in a way for any sensible kid even ... not perhaps a toddler but any school aged kid, with perhaps minimal adult supervision - so long as they do exactly as advised here - they could not go far wrong . Good that the importance of careful and gradual slackening off (and not all the stings at a time - for one thing the bridge will topple over!) is stressed for removing old string. Good too that the proper use of the 'fine tuners' (I call them 'height adjusters' - which you should have on most modern good quality 'cellos): this is explained well here too.Only thing missing, really, is a little appropriate concluding sentence or so ... something like: 'Now you know what to do (and what NOT to do),...

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    Good simple clear and unpretentious. Everything of importance explained, nothing missed. Put in a way for any sensible kid even ... not perhaps a toddler but any school aged kid, with perhaps minimal adult supervision - so long as they do exactly as advised here - they could not go far wrong . Good that the importance of careful and gradual slackening off (and not all the stings at a time - for one thing the bridge will topple over!) is stressed for removing old string. Good too that the proper use of the 'fine tuners' (I call them 'height adjusters' - which you should have on most modern good quality 'cellos): this is explained well here too.Only thing missing, really, is a little appropriate concluding sentence or so ... something like: 'Now you know what to do (and what NOT to do), have pleasure and enjoy playing your instrument. Good luck!'Hmmmm!!!JEFF, musician and teacher.

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