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  • Birthday 04/25/1960

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    Instruments and Bows<br /><br />Olympic Target Shooting (pistol)<br /><br />Ham Radio<br /><br />Rocketry

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  1. The 40-60 % is what is recommended by experts and it's worked out for me. DLB
  2. I believe that museums strive for between 40 and 60% RH. My house is really weird in that it stays at almost exactly 50% all the time according to multiple hygrometers. One problem is hygrometers are notorious for being inaccurate!. DLB i give you also the gospel of Saint Burgess http://www.burgessviolins.com/humidity.html
  3. I believe that museums strive for between 40 and 60% RH. My house is really weird in that it stays at almost exactly 50% all the time according to multiple hygrometers. One problem is hygrometers are notorious for being inaccurate!. DLB
  4. I actually have read the article and I have his book on the subject. I agree that the head break looks pretty nasty. Is there anything else that you don’t like? DLB
  5. It happens,Bows get knocked out of hands and land point down on a hard surface. I splined Sartory viola bow would be a pretty great playing bow but despite owning some Sartory books I am clueless or less. DLB
  6. A very nice guy and my freshman dorm advisor in 1974 :-) DLB
  7. https://t2-auctions.com/auctions/lot/?csid=2199502848&cpid=3744514048&filter_key= This bow has a fairly gnarly broken head, It's stamped Sartory but........... DLB
  8. Perhaps geared pegs are a much better answer? DLB
  9. https://josephcurtinstudios.com/instruments/ultralight/ Here you go! Is there actcually any reason for the scroll in terms of sound or anything else ? I haven't a clue about it. DLB
  10. You might talk to Chris Jacoby at Potter violin shop in DC. He makes very good instruments and would be very willing to look at your instrument and set up. I own one of his violas and it is very easy to play. DLB
  11. I have used the center chinrest and I like it. It is very light and quite well engineered. You will find it makes your viola sound different to you under your chin. I'm sorry but I don't really know anything about the pegs. I have friends that have used them and like them on very nice instruments. As far as weight I'm not at all sure. Boxwood conventional fittings are lighter in general than other wood choices. The tailpiece again may have an effect on the sound but you will have to experiment. DLB
  12. Usually they use some special clear tape, at least on violin and viola. DLB
  13. https://t2-auctions.com/auctions/lot/?csid=2199502848&cpid=3216949248&filter_key= Condax was a chemist at Eastman Kodak for many years. He helped perfect the Dye Transfer photographic printing process. He was very interested in violin acoustics. One of my teachers was a personal aquantence of his and played his Carnegie recital hall debut on a 'cello made by Condax. This particular instrument is listed in Cozio as by Condax. The Sartory stampted viola bow with the break in it would be interesting broken or not. I wouldn't mind having a splined Sartory. I have no idea if this bow is even a good fake! https://t2-auctions.com/auctions/lot/?csid=2199502848&cpid=3744514048&filter_key= DLB
  14. At least a few very famous makers put in a sound post patch in new violins. I believe they use a thin maple veneer. DLB https://josephcurtinstudios.com/instruments/bridge-and-post-veneers/
  15. https://www.cremonatools.com/1520-1724-liutai-in-brescia.html https://www2.ericblot.com/work/aldine-ned/ DLB
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