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  1. Thanks so much for the very useful replies. Having read them I think it must be the quality of the pegs and also the lack of compression in the maple. I will try to check them.
  2. Hello. I have recently been having problems with fitting violin new pegs. When inserting them they seem to fit but after a few days the begin to insert themselves into the pegholes and appear to protrude in the other side. Which is the cause? Maybe they don't fit as firmly as they should? Maybe the tapper is not the correct one? Thank you very much in advance.
  3. wooden

    Worth repairing?

    Thanks a lot for your helpful comments. I'll follow your instructions.
  4. Hello. Can you please advise about repairing this bow? Is it just a cheap one and it is better to leave as is now or maybe it is worth the work? My knowledge about bows is 0. Thank you very much in advance.
  5. wooden

    Opening a violin

    Thank you very much for your helpful video.
  6. wooden

    Bow length

    Hi. Is there an standard violin bow length? Is 72 cms a length suitable for a full size violin? I've seen most of them are about 75 cms. Thanks in advance.
  7. Can anyone give any info about this violin? It seems coarsely made but I'm not sure if it is the "usual" cheap Saxon one. Maybe from another country? The purfling is scratched in both top and back. Thanks in advance.
  8. Thank you very much for your helpful replies. I agree that the scroll doesn't match the body. The fluting stops about 7 o'clock and seems to have been salvaged from another violin as it doesn't look as fine as the body. I didn't realized the purfling of the top didn't match the one of the back. It look like more a puzzle than a violin...
  9. Hello. Can anyone help in identifying this violin? I think it has some features from Mittenwald but I am not quite sure. Any opinion? Thanks in advance.
  10. Thanks a lot for all your helpful posts. I will try to move the soundpost slightly and listen. If it doesn't work I will try with carving the bridge. If it doesn't work I will throw the violin to the fireplace....
  11. You can also have a look at Rembrandt's oil color chart. They have opaque, semitransparent and transparent colors. There are several transparent colors in it that can be useful. https://www.royaltalens.com/media/4471845/Rembrandt-oil-colour-ENG.pdf
  12. Hello. Recently a musician played a violin I had in the workshop. I asked him to give me his opinion about the sound. He told me that was fine and very resonant in the lower register but not so in the higher. He told me that it was very unbalanced. My question is: is this a feature if the violin construction or it can be solved in part modifying the soundpost position? Thanks in adavnce.
  13. wooden

    Opening a violin

    Thank you both for your very kind and useful replies! They have been of great help. It's a pleasure to count on so many generous people.
  14. Hello. I would like to know if you have a preferred method for opening a violin eg. removing the top. I mean: do you use a hot knife? Moisten the joints? Both? How long does it take: 10 minutes, 10 hours...? Sometimes glue is very strong and seems difficult to remove the top without taking out some splinters. I would like to know if there is a "secret" method that allows to do it easily. Thank you very much in advance.