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  1. I know there is a specialty wood supplier (Gilmer Woods) local to me that has a selection of wood for instruments. If you have something like that within a reasonable distance maybe they would buy the whole thing. You won't get "top dollar" but you also don't have to deal with dozens of flaky potential buyers. 

  2. [quote] It is supposed to stand right next to the bar pickup on the belly [/quote]

    Do you have a picture or link? When I look at the inexpensive electric violins on Amazon some show the bridge sitting on top of the pickup, and some show the bridge between the pickup and fingerboard (actually some show it both ways, obviously one is wrong). With a solid body instrument I would expect to get better pickup output when the bridge is on top of the pickup.





  3. 13 hours ago, Brad Dorsey said:

    My first thought was that Dwight's idea is interesting.  My next thought was that it wouldn't work.  A laminate in the middle would lie along the neutral axis of the bridge, where it wouldn't be subject to either tension or compression, so it wouldn't act as a reinforcement.

    Why would it have to be in the middle? It seems to me the tailpiece-side face (in compression) is the weak spot, and adding a layer of wood on that side with the grain parallel to the compression might help. 

  4. 2 hours ago, jacobsaunders said:

    So there is an American violin making tradition after all:D

    And in keeping with our work ethic, the scroll fluting stopped at 4 o'clock and went out for watered down beer at a chain restaurant! :)

  5. 11 hours ago, jacobsaunders said:

    Prof. Hesse, who invented the “Lupus ex”, which later became the “resonator”, spent years at Dortmund University researching wolf notes. He told me that a wolf tone comes when the top to bottom vibration of the belly comes into a turbulence with the side to side ones. Glueing in something with the same resonance takes this turbulence away. The wolf eliminator is sure as hell streets better than demolishing your cello. I always tell my customers that any cello that doesn’t have a wolf is junk.

    I'm not a professor or a maker, but did start my engineering career doing resonant cavity filters on satellites. My opinion can therefore be taken with a pound of salt, or dismissed altogether, but this explanation to me has never jibed with the fact that wolf notes (at least on cellos) can often be killed by dampening the afterlength of the strings. Maybe I should say the explanation seems incomplete as to how that body resonance interacts with the tailgut, tailpiece, and afterlength of strings. Body resonance alone does not seem to me to be a sufficient answer.

    To the OP, to me it seems like a neck resonance is going to be dampened by gripping the neck, if nothing else. 

  6. Kind of off topic, but how long could it take to make a new bridge for a violin? I would be surprised that it takes so long that you would need a loaner or rental. I am not a luthier and I could do a cello bridge "while you wait." Even if a shop has a queue it would seem smart to have some time allocated just for basic setup jobs. 

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