Howling Wolf


I’m often asked by my youngest students…what’s that on your string in between the bridge and the tailpiece? It’s a wolf eliminator, I say…

What is a wolf? Here is an article describing the wolf and several remedies. The unfortunate truth is that many fine instruments have a wolf. One of my former teachers is convinced that the best cellos always have one. Ughh! 

While rare, violins too, sometimes have a wolf. My instrument has a horrible warble during certain times of the year on C. It’s most prevalent on the A string. It drives me crazy.