saintjohnbarleycorn

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About saintjohnbarleycorn

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  1. saintjohnbarleycorn

    string height vs. sound

    Just curious as to the effect of string height, if you go lower than the suggested height of the strings by lowering the bridge or higher ( slightly 2 mm or less ) does that impact the sound by lowering or raising tension on the bridge along with the string angle , or is that difference too small the reason I ask I have seen some variation with that, I played one where the e string was probably about 2.5 or 3 mm it seemed very low, but this was a classically trained and a good player . on fretted instruments this would be low action which is preferred. on the one I just finished my (in the white ) bridge for testing was low , which I figured I would make a new one anyway. I am thinking it feels pretty good and for the way I play I don't see a conflict , if it is a bad idea then I will change the bridge out as I don't need any more bad habits but if not then I will try this out for a while. thanks kevin
  2. saintjohnbarleycorn

    recommendations for the last coat of oil varnish

    thanks for the extra info, helps a lot
  3. saintjohnbarleycorn

    recommendations for the last coat of oil varnish

    maybe I got the idea the last coat was always clear as a protective surface over the color coats, glad I asked the question. thanks for the replies. how was your trip to canada and sap finding ?
  4. saintjohnbarleycorn

    recommendations for the last coat of oil varnish

    thanks that is what I am short on .
  5. saintjohnbarleycorn

    recommendations for the last coat of oil varnish

    thanks for the replies I thought a clear coat over the color was the way to go. but if that's not necessary I won't use it. I am using joes varnish
  6. saintjohnbarleycorn

    recommendations for the last coat of oil varnish

    I have found myself at the last stages of varnish and only have spirit varnish on hand. Looking for some recommendation for a clear coat . I live about 100 east of DC , usa thanks for any suggestions
  7. saintjohnbarleycorn

    uv box lenght of time needed

    thanks , that clears up that misconception!
  8. saintjohnbarleycorn

    uv box lenght of time needed

    thanks, what got me thinking was rogers , making the bass info, where he talked about the uv curing the varnish ,
  9. saintjohnbarleycorn

    uv box lenght of time needed

    Is it beneficial to leave the violin in the uv box , after it is dry to the touch, in between coats and the final coat. thanks
  10. saintjohnbarleycorn

    Electrical question. !ZAP!

    agreed with all the above its cheaper to buy a new one
  11. saintjohnbarleycorn

    Can one use a viola string on a violin

    Well not related exactly , but 5 stings use a viola for the C , only helicore that I know of makes a C for 5 string. I use 3/4 though I have heard other people use a different
  12. saintjohnbarleycorn

    5 string , string height

    thanks, i used to use the helicore and moved to tonica with a 3/4 viola C , on the one I play it made a big improvement, but that is just on mine can't say it will change for any other instrument.
  13. saintjohnbarleycorn

    Neck graft caul material

    this stuff is pretty cool and reusable . https://www.amazon.com/InstaMorph-Moldable-Plastic-12oz-Black/dp/B06XFDFVLM/ref=asc_df_B06XFDFVLM/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167138488952&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7965274603072848486&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1014928&hvtargid=pla-309541277412&psc=1
  14. saintjohnbarleycorn

    5 string , string height

    great, what nut width and spacing do you use , if you don't mind.
  15. saintjohnbarleycorn

    5 string , string height

    I have been going with the standard 4 string setup as far as string height, but maybe I should use the string height of the viola for the C? also not real set on my arch of the bridge, I have one that is ok, but still needs work, , any help would be appreciated,