How to Make Strings Last Longer
For the optimal use of your strings there are a few things you can do:
1. Prevent the strings' winding from cracking at the bridge.
To help create a smooth texture on the bridge use a pencil to mark along the grooves for a smooth slide of the strings.
Remark: You should check the straightness of the bridge at the same time. After putting on new strings you may find that the bridge leans toward the scroll. Always check that the back of the bridge is perpendicular (90 degrees) to the body of the violin, and the feet of the bridge are flush against the wood.
2. Prevent the strings' winding from cracking at the nut.
3. Prevent the strings from ageing to early
Remark: Also wipe off the rosin dust under the strings, particularly between the finger board and the bridge, otherwise the rosin will eventually melt to the varnish.