sospiri

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  1. Thanks, that makes sense. Does this explanation ring true?: https://www.damianstrings.com/baroque set-up.htm
  2. sospiri

    Ribs height

    Yes, I understand this, but, relative to the bridge height, doesn't the 2mm difference remain, so that the total arching height is in that part 2mm higher?
  3. Yes, why? I mean it's nice work and all, but, just why would you go invasive on it?
  4. But you don't believe it? Don't you think the afterlength angle should be the same with a 17mm arch vs a 14mm arch?
  5. sospiri

    Ribs height

    It's an interesting idea. I can't dismiss it or accept it without wondering if there is a structural reason behind the rib taper? Because it effectively increases the arching by 2mm at the top of the upper bout. And also, even though the initial stress of pressing the belly down at that point is quickly compensated for, doesn't any movement in the neck have to do more work against the altered structure induced by the taper? Just an idea...…..
  6. Wouldn't the original saddle height depend on the arching height?
  7. What are you using as bait? Caught anything interesting?
  8. Thanks Blank face, I have been trying to look through old posts to learn more.
  9. Has the neck been replaced? It doesn't look French.
  10. Well, if it's any consolation, time is a construct anyway. So we all make our own reality. Isn't that what this whole thread is about?
  11. I was giving good advice. As the song goes...……..Soooooooometiiiiimmmes, you gotta be cruel to be kind. Maybe that was before your time though?
  12. Someone saw this thread and made a fake bid? I think some people do this as a kind of vigilante action. And others make bids when they are drunk and just forget. Or the seller made the high bid hoping some sucker would bid higher?
  13. But it's not going to happen. 100 years from now, some players will still be using wood bows. The violin world is traditional and very respectful towards craftspersonship. Always has been, always will be. And every wood bow plays differently, so old ones will be enjoyed by new and old players. Why can't we have both? CF bows and wood bows? That's what I will probably do if I find I like to have a super stiff bow as well as more flexible ones. And I like Abeille wood bows for feel also and love to collect them. They all feel and play differently. And in the link above about Pernambuco in Brasil, how many different types of Pau Brasil are there? I would love to know more about the different types of Pau Brasil that we call Pernambuco. And I would eventually like to share this information.