rgwebb6

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  1. Thank you for the link. Much appreciated. I haven't had time yet to delve into it, but it looks very interesting.
  2. So, getting back to the original topic , does anyone have any ideas on where to find info on an in-bridge vs under-bridge piezo? Or how under the bridge piezo is mounted? Or what is electrically connected to what in an electric violin? You are all concerned about age. Well I'm 79 in June and don't have all that much time left to get the answers I'm looking for. Just kidding, but I am really curious if there is any of this info out there.
  3. Great info. Thanks. But I still need to see some info on how the pickup is mounted and how the pick up, preamp and volume control and headset or amp jacks are all connected and installed in the body.. I know it's all simple if you know how. Not so, if you don't.
  4. I would like to make an electric violin, but can find no plans on the net. I realize that they can just about look any way you want them to, but I don't really want to design from scratch on a probable one time shot. At least not from scratch. Maybe just alter as I go. Plus I have no idea about the electronics and how they are built in. Does anyone have any ideas on where to look?
  5. Thanks. Why didn't I think of that. Age I guess. It's been years since I made the ones I play and at 77.... well. I tried chisel, scraper, sandpaper, disc sander, you name it. For some reason file never jogged the synapses.
  6. I am trying to reinstall a violin neck I broke out to make repairs. I cannot get the bottom of the neck root flat so I can add the required new wood to it for the right height and angle. Any suggestions? How is it done?
  7. I have downloaded a piece from iTunes store called "Serenade by George Shilling, James Foster and Femi Olasehinde". It is a cello solo piece and I would really like to get the cello and piano sheet music for it. Is anyone familiar with it and can you head me in the right direction to get what I am looking for? I can find nothing on the internet.
  8. Thanks to everyone. I've been away from the computer since I wrote the question so have been unable to reply. I have carefully tested to see if there is any chance I might be touching the E string in the changeover from D on the A. It happens when I am absolutely positive I am not touching the E. I have Helicore strings on so I guess I should try a different E. I'll see how that goes.
  9. I can't remember if I have seen this addressed before or not. In fact I may have asked it myself. That's ok, I'm old enough to forget things. My problem is that I often get a whistling open E string when coming from the D on the A string. Coming from anywhere else the open E plays great. Is there anything I can do to eliminate the problem, and is this a problem for anyone else?
  10. Thanks for all the input. I ended up marking the A and C bridge points for a 5.5 and 7.5 mm fb height respectively and connected them with a 43 mm arc. It now plays and sounds, IMNSHO, very good. Thanks again. A related question........ what is a good starting position (distance) for the sound post behind the treble bridge foot?
  11. I cut my first bridge too low and also had a hard time playing on the D string without hitting the A of G. The new bridge is too high. I have 7mm under the A and 8.5mm under the D and G. Depending on how I measure the C it is 9mm perpendicular to the flat of the fb or 11mm straight up and down. How is the C height supposed to be measured and what are the accepted heights for the 4 strings? With the strings as high as they are playing on the D is not bad in the lower positions, but impossible farther up the fb, when the D is depressed and the high A and G are not.
  12. I think I'll go with the hazmat idea. If I had a boat........ nah, too much time involved.