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  1. keyboardclass

    Creating/moving wolfs by extending sounding length?

    I'll bear that in mind though the new string seems to have done it.
  2. keyboardclass

    Creating/moving wolfs by extending sounding length?

    I have to profess total ignorance here. Is the hurdy gurdy effect, a kind of loud oscillation at about 5-8x a second on a particular note (G in this instance, maybe a little on A), something luthiers encounter? edit: I think it was the gut E. Only 2 days old and when I opened the case this morning it had snapped right at G!
  3. keyboardclass

    Creating/moving wolfs by extending sounding length?

    but are they as light as a violin could practically get? and as resonant therefore?
  4. keyboardclass

    Creating/moving wolfs by extending sounding length?

    Thanks. It may not be a wolf - I didn't know what to call it. The lower G on the E string sounds like a hurdy gurdy (or a Leslie speaker). The violin is extremely resonant and light. I've found moving the bridge back a few mm to get the 327-328mm sounding length just about does the trick. I tried adding a thin false nut and that didn't work. I'm assuming the problem is the instrument was not made to play at A = 440hz?
  5. If you extend a violin's sounding length by moving the nut back (as below) are you in danger of creating or disturbing wolfs (or wolf type things)? The original sounding length on this instrument would seem to have been 32.2cm. Now it's 32.6cm. Thanks so much folks.
  6. keyboardclass

    Baroque violin

    Any one want to comment on Stewart Pollens article "Some Misconceptions about the Baroque Violin,"? Link below: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1235&context=ppr
  7. keyboardclass

    button repair without disturbing purfling?

    Thanks. There's a break about 1cm toward the right but for the life of me I can't see one in the other direction.
  8. Has this repair manage to not disturb the purfling? Thanks for your patience.
  9. keyboardclass

    Not Chinese Fake!

    The circled wood is obviously pre-re-graded. I suppose I need to age that feature. Now I know it's not Chinese (too old) I'm happier. Many of the repairs (graft on every bout, on each hole, neck, pegs) are most likely on a need-to-be-done basis. Hell, the neck graft may even predate the peg bushings!
  10. keyboardclass

    Not Chinese Fake!

    Over £2000 of that is a Hill bow from a shop (where I also went through their violins) and £600 for an unmarked bow also from a shop. I've yet to find anything under £3000 with a sound as noble as my £1100 violin from an auction from last year but admittedly it has a major cosmetic fault. My latest £1000 violin may be that one but I've yet to pick it up so who knows - shall I start a thread for it?
  11. keyboardclass

    Not Chinese Fake!

    In which case you'd need to play it! rather than oogle pics. Any hooo GREAT NEWS!!! It's not faked. I thought I'd try and see what I can of the inside of the top before giving up and found a patch that you wouldn't notice without the top off (so no sense doing it). edit: oh dear maybe not. I see it's how you'd go about patching the F hole (I already mentioned that patch). But then the inside is not as pristine as I thought so....? Obviously, as George mentioned, some re-graduation and a new bass bar.
  12. keyboardclass

    Not Chinese Fake!

    After a couple of years and about £8000 of purchases I've come to that conclusion too. I find it so weird that it's only about craftsmanship. The proof for me is in the pudding, but how many of you folks don't even take a bite? In my book that gives me an advantage!
  13. keyboardclass

    Not Chinese Fake!

    Me? I bought it because of how it sounded. In my experience it sounded worth around £800 - £1000 in the shops. I wanted to see if I could make it sound worth £3000 in-the-shops. Condition/looks mean nothing to me. Though I must admit I've learnt a lot about that in the last day or so through everyone's efforts.
  14. keyboardclass

    Not Chinese Fake!

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if it's put together with various bits and bobs but it's expertly done. Fortunately the consensus is none of them are Chinese I've a c 1880 English violin with a lovely earlier German neck and head.
  15. keyboardclass

    Not Chinese Fake!

    Does this neck graft look done by someone who needs practice? or the grafts on every bout? The only practice here is one of deception.