Jerry Pasewicz

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    Just another guy in an apron.

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  1. It takes a lot of character and personal integrity to attack someone who has been dead for close to a decade....
  2. Your ego is a lot safer that way too.....
  3. Well, you have anything constructive to add?
  4. Violins perform better when it is dry?
  5. Soundpost tension/snugness is one of those things that unfortunately is impossible to learn via book or internet. Nothing like setting a post and taking it to the silver hair in the room to check the tension.
  6. He plays standing up and in outdoor venues. The instruments get a bit more stress to the backs and upper ribs as a result.
  7. I think that is exactly correct. I have found that players who miss the new soundpost early in an instrument’s life can be redeemed with a new post and relatively quick follow up adjustments. The adjustment moves from fleeting to stable in a predictable time frame. BTW, I do know of one maker that puts in posts wickedly tight at first, I assume to keep from having to replace it early on. I have known many of these, and they in fact do not need posts for many years, and some more than a decade.
  8. I am just turning around the equation. The soundpost becomes too short for the top because the top stretches and becomes too big for the post. The pressure from the bridge is going to push the top down to meet the post....that is why the wings drop and the top becomes flat....a bulge would just be a continuation of the same movement.
  9. Yeah, I blame Jacoby for a lot of stuff too.. That is a really tough sell for those pro-parchment crowd. Parchment is hygroscopic as you know, so not only would it not protect the crack from humidity, the parchment would hold on to the moisture considerably longer than air...essentially making the crack exposed to high humidity for considerably longer.
  10. I would have the usual concerns that the silk would create pretty effective hinges, but would not add the kind of stability a cleat would. We do have a rock star cellist that we re-enforce the inside of his cellos with a layer of silk on the upper ribs and upper back. It works exceptionally well in that context. Zealots?
  11. I do not know of a way to tell by looking through the f either, athough a dipping wing might be a clue. The typical characteristics of a loose post are difficulty playing in the upper positions on the lower strings, playing through the instrument, and a general wolfiness.
  12. I have seen many instruments that do not fit the too tight post narrative, and often bulging when the original post is still in from the original maker. My thinking is, if the post is short, it is not only the post is too loose but the top is too big....meaning, the top is flattening at the bridge so the post area is the only portion that is directly restricted from sinking. You can see this often when the arch is flat and the wing is dipped.
  13. we can argue about the terminology, but I agree.
  14. Only at first. Eventually they learn how the instrument feels based on the length of the bow hair, after a bit of time all they need is the feel to have an idea.
  15. I do not believe the bow hair changing with humidity makes much of a difference, but the humidity that caused that change certainly does. I do not know about your ex-wife, but my l have never seen my wife with a bad hair day.