vbw

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  1. Thank you. I've never seen this before so it through me a bit.
  2. A cello I have has a Romberg bevel fingerboard and the string height above the bevel is a hair under 10mm . I'll be putting steel strings on it and wondering if there is a standard way of approaching the bridge to adjust for the bevel . Thanks for any comments and info .
  3. Thanks Nathan for clarifying this. and suggesting remedies. J
  4. Thank you all for helping to correct the terminology. I've heard 3 different definitions now so let me see if I have this right.. I had believed that projection described the point on the bridge where a straight edge ,if laid on the center of the fingerboard, would land on the center of the bridge. The distance from that point to the top of the plate , I believed was referred to as overstand. What I'm hearing is that " projection" is the correct terminology for that distance. So my next question is that I've also heard that the 90mm projection height I've found on this cello may not be untypical of the Czechoslovakian cellos of that era ( 1932). So I'm wondering if I should ignore this and set up bridge accordingly or whether I should consider refitting neck or working the fingerboard or ? This cello came to me without strings and a broken bridge so I have not determined the string height. But the bridge was tall so it was being played as is. I'd appreciate hearing some opinions and comments. Thanks so much to all for sharing your knowledge.
  5. I was given a cello made in Czechoslovakia 1932. Just doing some minor repairs and set up and found the overstand to be 90mm. I thought modern cellos to be in 80-84 mm range so is this a common height for a cello of this origin and age? No bridge with it but suppose it must need a tall Belgium bridge as well. Any comments and guidance would be appreciated