Wee B. Bridges

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  1. Or proped at an angle and that is all that is in there.
  2. Hmm…we still have Strad forms going back to 1689 etc. etc. https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/stradivaris-moulds/
  3. There should be no question—a quality bandsaw.
  4. They look like fish out of water. Traditional old-time Appalachia musician have been playing with flattened bridges for generations—just saying.
  5. General speaking, if it is a single string I would think soundpost adjustment. If it is more than one string, ie top register vs lower register I would think bridge adjustment (carving) to bring it into balance.
  6. J.B. Guadagnini did not have an issue 1775 Turin period
  7. For comparison, another example of Dominique Peccatte, visiting my studio.
  8. Davide Sora said: "For pegbox I use the same varnish than the rest of the violin, just a little darker to have some contrast. For F holes acrylic black paint (opaque), the same that I use for scroll chamfers :" Molte grazie !
  9. Did you look inside the fiddle? Maybe there is honey poured in there as well to make it sound sweeter—Don’t knock it till you try it.
  10. Typical to be polite and make a postive comment. Often times you have to prod a little deeper to get the honest and full feedback— this is how we learn. If it is a single note in question— a sound post adjustment can be made in an effort to bring out a more balanced sound.
  11. What do you do on the pegbox? Typically the same on the ff as the pegbox. I use a burnt umber oil tube paint. Something very satisfying about this task of painting. Maybe because you are so close to stringing the instrument at this point in the game. The ff I typically use a liner brush. https://www.dickblick.com/categories/brushes/shapes/liner/
  12. Its taken 3 pages for someone to post a percentage. I was a little dubious to jump in, however I have always consider the top wood at 75%. One reason we spend our life collecting tone wood—the holy grail of violin making.
  13. Soundpost, soundpost adjustment.
  14. Would that be the same as the “Top Hat Mortise” a characteristic of a early English bow? Is it a Baroque bow ?