Where can I stock the extra-lenght of the string?
(especially for Viola players!!)
The eternal problem for viola players: how do I make 2 D strings out of a 120cm string? it's not enough!
If you just remember not to cut your string at the half, you can stock your extralenght around the scroll.
It will not spoil, and when you need it, you just keep the same part you have around the peg where it is, around the peg, and use as vibrating part the stocked part.
It's historical, and it's a smart way to know if you have your spare strings with you 🙂