Pesky problem: when I play an open A on my fiddle, the E string adds an annoying high-pitched ring to it sometimes—seems to get worse as the fiddle warms up. I’m sure it’s the E string vibrating sympathetically, because the harsh ring goes away if I mute the E with my fingertip.
I’m using a Winchester E string—27.5 gauge—and Dominants elsewhere. I replaced the tailpiece—thinking E fine tuner might be involved-with a Widmer tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners, but the problem is still there.
Is this what they call a "whistling string"? I found a 2002 thread that mentions the term, but it seemed to refer to getting a harsh tone on the E when you’re bowing the E itself, not the sort of sympathetic vibration problem I’m having.
If any other fiddlers here have dealt with this particular problem, I’d like to hear about it, before I go to the violin shop and get their opinion.