Ok so today my viola string broke but I don't have any spares or anything, tomorrow I have to hand it in. What do I do? 😫

closed as off-topic by MattPutnam, Doktor Mayhem Oct 10 '17 at 6:05

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    Well, you either get a new one before you hand it in, or you don't. We're not going to be able to magic up a 3rd solution. They'd probably notice if there was a knot in it. – Tetsujin Oct 9 '17 at 18:21
  • Tell them your dog ate the string. If you don't think that will work, you could tell the people in charge that the string broke. It's not uncommon - no big deal. – Stinkfoot Oct 9 '17 at 22:09
  • Were you told that you had to return it with the strings intact? I would be surprised if you got in a lot of trouble over a broken string. – Todd Wilcox Oct 10 '17 at 0:03
  • I'm closing this question as off-topic because it is not about musical practice or performance. – Doktor Mayhem Oct 10 '17 at 6:05

If you broke a string, there's no repairing that string. Purchase another one and replace it. If you can't or don't know how to put it in, give the instrument back and the new string in its packaging, and explain the situation. If this is a friend's instrument and you'd like to make nice all the way, ask what string they were using and offer to replace it with the same exact string.

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