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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a stringed instrument, a string which is tuned to give the note E when open; specifically, the smallest and highest string of the violin; the chanterelle.


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  • During the 2th movement she broke her e-string, so after a short break of some seconds she ended that movement with the violin of the concertmaster of that orchestra.

  • Afterward, I practiced yogic deep breathing and tried to relax, but I was a tightly-wound e-string and the tuning on my life still wasn't quite right.


  • For my taste the e-string could be a little more open and singing, but it´s clearly a great mando.

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  • I've been having this really odd problem where when I replace the low e-string, and then turn tuning the tuner in one direction - unnusually, it tightens and then it LOOSENS again despite me turning only in one drection.

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