Something interesting Ive noticed. The more expensive the fiddle, the more the humidity seems to effect it.
I had a $50 china I first started with, I sold it to a friend whos learning. Although the tone is what you'd expect from a $50 fiddle the weather /humidity changes dont seem to effect it.
The next fiddle I purchased is a cremona 150, a small step up from the $50 fiddle. the Cremona is now my wifes fiddle. In low humidity it will slip out slightly, but most times the fine tuners is all it needs to bring it in to tune..
Now my fiddle ,$900 is a German made (Otto Klier). Is greatly effected by humidity swings.
This is my theory and I'd like to here everyones experience/opinions on this. The pegs on my German fiddle turn and tune quite nice, where the cheaper fiddles the pegs are a little tougher to tune. So I think the higher quality craftsmanship (ie. ease of tuning,etc)
results in these fiddles being more sensitive to changes.
I wonder if the better quality of tone woods also makes them more sensitive ?
Has anyone else noticed this same thing ?