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Mille regardz

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  1. I think I understand what traditional means, and I can see why you wouldn't want to use carbon fiber bows because they aren't traditional. What I don't understand is the remark that carbon fiber bows can be used for modern music but not for traditional repertoire because they would lack focus, articulation and quality. If carbon fiber bows lack these qualities, I don't understand why they can be used for modern music. Are focus, articulation and quality less important for modern music in your opinion?
  2. I would think lack of focus, articulation and quality is equally problematic in modern music as it is is traditional repertoire.
  3. I'm looking for a good bending iron for violin. Someone is offering an old Gewa bending iron (with green base) for €500. I know these old Gewa bending irons are considered to be quite good, but €500 still seems a bit much. Do you think this is a reasonable price or are there better options (new or used) for €500 or less?
  4. Brice Dupin de Saint Cyr https://www.linkedin.com/in/eviolin
  5. Maybe it means that the violin was built by someone with a PhD in violin making from Cremona I bet Stradivari had a CremonaPHD as well
  6. It looks self-made from an old file?
  7. I'm curious to see the progress/results! That is, if you still dare to post them after reading all these strong opinions
  8. Pusch style tailpieces have notches for the strings, but I guess this is more a feature of the built-in finetuners than a feature of the tailpiece's fret (which is not really used because of the finetuners).
  9. When two media dissolve each other or when they are miscible, it is very difficult to say anything about the volume proportions based on what you see in the resulting mixture/solution such as in your vial. In my opinion, the only possible way of referring to volume proportions in such cases is to refer to the volumes before mixing. Something like "2 teaspoons of water were added to 1 teaspoon of glue".
  10. You can find the patent for these pegs here: https://patents.google.com/patent/US775767A/en?oq=us775767
  11. And for around what price would you try to sell it after you would have invisibly mended the soundpost crack and other cracks?
  12. Where are you and the dealer located? Johannes Cuypers violins are quite popular in the Netherlands, so you might be able to sell quicker through a Dutch dealer.
  13. I am not sure if I understand you correctly. Do you mean that if you make a varnish using 100g colophony and 100g linseed oil, you would add another 200g of cooked colophony for color (obtained from 1kg uncooked colophony) and 200g linseed oil? That sounds like a lot! Or would you add 40g of cooked colophony (obtained from 200g uncooked colophony) and 40g linseed oil?
  14. True, but for (for instance) a neck angle of 5° and a neck length of 130 mm, the difference is only 0.5 mm, which seems within the error margin of taking measurements from photos anyway.
  15. All very good questions! My idea was to start with the broad question if there is any evidence obtained by any research group using any scientific tool that can differentiate between potassium silicate and other forms of potassium and silicon, about any string instrument from any period by any maker... If the answer to this very broad question is no, we might not even need the more specific questions anymore
  16. Potassium and silicon are common in the earths' crust. Their presence is not necessarily indicative of potassium silicate. Could just as well be dirt or mineral dust. Does anyone know of any evidence that the potassium and silicon that have been detected on old instruments using elemental analysis would specifically be in the form of potassium silicate? If not, I agree that there are countless other possibilities for these elements to end up on a varnished or unvarnished instrument.
  17. I would expect the first word to be [BEN]EDICTUS
  18. Apart from measuring the location of the sound post in a different way, I would also consider using a more accurate ruler, because the first mm on the ruler in the photo looks like it is almost 2 mm.
  19. This website seems to give some basic information about the maker: https://hu.museum-digital.org/index.php?t=objekt&oges=43742&navlang=en
  20. Christiania/Olso would be Norway (or Denmark-Norway in 1770), not Sweden
  21. I don't think I understand, wouldn't a t-nut decrease instead of increase the already short neck length and only make the problem worse?
  22. Interesting, barber's acid, which is a weak lye solution sounds a bit contradictory... I did a bit of searching online, but I didn't find much additional information on barber's acid. Can you tell me what barber's acid consists of?
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