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  1. Well a good sound on 2 strings anyway
  2. Thanks for the advice . I got to play it before bidding. It's a good sound.
  3. I take it you didn't play it?
  4. I'm off to the luthier's in a couple of weeks. Hopefully that's no prpblem for him.
  5. Here's a better pic of the crack from outside. Thankfully not gone through! The bridge is quite plain. Made by Ronald Harding (of Hill and Son?)
  6. Thanks for spotting that. I'll show it to my luthier. String length seems to be 395mm.
  7. https://app.amati.com/en/auction/1080-amati-affordable-28th-july/19-a-viola-unlabelled Anyone want to comment on this 430mm viola what I bought? Thanks folks.
  8. Didn't it go for $800? Or am I missing something? https://t2-auctions.com/auctions/lot/?csid=2199502848&cpid=3744530432
  9. I'm that case I would say 3mm.
  10. Thanks for that advice. I'll take it to a professional to try out.
  11. From the centre of the foot to the center of the post is 6mm. I'm assuming the post is straight - the instrument looks well setup.
  12. I put a ruler on it and it's fine.
  13. Thanks. It's a 19th century instrument and is very light. I' m guessing an over-the-top re graduating was done at some time - it has a very powerful sound.
  14. I tried the rubber/eraser on the bass f hole with some success but it works best on the treble one. Also, without the rubber/eraser the G on the A string is also unstable - but not as bad as on the E. Now I'm off to amazon to buy some grommets
  15. I figured to mute a bit of the body somehow but I think what it did was breakup some of the sound exiting that f hole. Not sure if it works in the other f hole . I'll give it a go.
  16. Went out and bought 2. Not counting the new dominant I'd just fitted . Also same effect with a gut E.
  17. Yes, that's the note. The bridge is very well fitted as is the sound post . I'm guessing in the past it was regraded with the weird response on G the result. Otherwise it has a fantastic sound. It's had a neck graft
  18. It's the lower G - 1st position, finger 2.
  19. Just the E string. When I lowered the pitch of the strings to a = 415 the problem shifted to A.
  20. The G was all kind of garbled and stood out. Now it's just as smooth as the other notes.
  21. I know the sound post encourages up and down movement of the sound waves. I think I disrupted some unwanted extra motion.
  22. Bought this violin for a fair sum years ago. Just started using it and found it had a G (finger 2) on the E string that wasn't very stable - it kinda fluttered. I tried a few things but found this bit of eraser (see below) worked. What have I done? Anyone grasp a rational here? Thanks.
  23. I think to judge we'd require pics of you in your apron - body, front and back.
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