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Chin and Shoulder Rest
The chin and shoulder rest is removable and adjustable. One thumb screw attaches it to the body. There are three different height position settings using the different holes in the rests. Make sur
Rosining a New Bow
Sand or scrape the glaze off the surface of the rosin; rub along hairs of tensioned bow for 3 or 4 minutes in short stroke. First application on new bows may take longer.
Tuning Pegs
Standard friction tuners will need periodic tightening to maintain tightness as the seasons change and the wood dries. Using a Phillips screwdriver at the end of each tuner, tighten until the tune
Violin Bridge Setup
Your Cricket Violin was shipped de-tuned but with the bridge standing up. If the bridge has fallen or is out of place, it can be easily re-positioned. Its proper place is standing up feet in line
Violin Tuning is GDAE
It’s very important not to exceed these pitches by over tightening the tuners. Violin strings stretch very little and will break if over stressed. Using a tuner for reference, take the tension u