I've got a Stentor Conservatoire violin a couple of days ago and although it sounds really nice when I try to play the B note on the A string the violin "buzzes" somehow and produces a very different sound. I can assure that there's no chinrest problem, so my guess is that the strings may need too change but they seem excellent.


In that area of a violin it is common to have what is called a wolf note. You might be able to lessen it by moving the sound post. Also, you can attach a wolf note suppressor behind the bridge, but that can affect the tonal quality of that string a bit.

  • Thank you! Yes that's probably it. I researched about wolf notes and it's exactly my issue. Where can I find a wolf note suppressor? – user8502884 Feb 14 '18 at 22:24
  • Any music store should have them. Also string instrument repair shops. – Jomiddnz Feb 14 '18 at 22:34
  • I was also wondering how can it be a wolf tone since it's a brand new violin. I'm just unlucky? – user8502884 Feb 25 '18 at 21:18
  • It is not uncommon for a new stringed instrument to have a wolf note. You just have to do what you can to improve it (get it set up by an experienced instrument repairer, try the suppressor I mentioned). Stringed instruments change with the years, and usually improve their sound, especially if regularly played an cared for. – Jomiddnz Feb 25 '18 at 21:28

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