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Obtaining a good sound from an instrument is also the result of the correct mounting of a string. This is a very delicate business. Even if the choice of woods and the construction of the instrument are perfect, the bad mounting of a string can compromise those aspects of the sound that are essential to the musical and technical outcome.
The most important aspects, such as the tone, intensity and duration, are at risk by approximate mountings that reduce the faith of the sound produced and consequently the enthusiasm of the musician.

A slack mounting can diminish the duration and limit the dynamics of the sound. The expression of a melody is therefore made difficult or incomprehensible, distorting all the more the thought of the composer. This anomaly results in an unequal duration of sound between the strings, with the obtained effect of uneven chords and difficult sound production.
Technically an instrument is very prone to sudden scordaturas because of the continual settling of the mounting, which in turn reduces the lifetime of the string.

It is equally limiting for the formation of the tone the improper distribution of the curves that the string makes on the instrument. The curve is necessary to discharge the vibrations on the bridge and to be fixed to the nut.  These curves can provoke the paralysis of the string on the bridge that can inhibit the formation of the harmonic sounds necessary for the tone and the resonance of the strings. Furthermore it limits the production of the third sound, the aesthetic characteristic essential to the emotional expression of musical thought.

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