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Central soundpost (Christian Rault)
Horolsky posted a topic in The PegboxHello everybody, I recently discovered for myself this article of Christian Rault: http://www.christianrault.com/en/releases/how-when-and-where-the-specific-technological-features-of-the-violin-family-appeared I know that at this forum I can find discussions on the most controversial topics of lutherie, but the Rault's ideas about central positioning of the soundpost and bassbar are quite ignored (if I searched the forum properly). Can somebody give me an objective opinion on that hypotheses, or a link to already existed discussion\analysis\critics? Below is the fragment of Rault's text on the subject:
18th century instruments statistics
feelingfaceform posted a topic in The PegboxI would be interested in your opinions about the shape of 18th century instruments nowadays: How are the statistics to find an instrument without bass bar crack, soundpost crack and worm damage What I see at auctions and dealers is that the percentage of an 18th century instrument with one of the above mentioned is very high. What is your opinion regarding this topic?
Question on Soundpost Patch
Kallie posted a topic in The PegboxHi there, I have a fixer-upper violin that I bought a while back. In the soundpost area, there seems to be a very small hairline crack developing. The crack doesnt go all the way through the top (from inside to outside). If you were to place the soundpost, it wouldnt be directly on the post, but a tiny bit to the side. Next to where the soundpost would be standing. My question is, do I need a full soundpost patch? I know it is hard without seeing the violin first hand, and posting pictures wouldnt help since you cant see the crack with the bare eye unless you were to bend the wood. Can you ever use a smaller soundpost patch, to make it more time/cost efficient? Fitting a smaller patch would be much easier than fitting a large patch. Thank you.
Hints to a achieve a proper soundpost fit
bcncello posted a topic in The PegboxI'm trying to adjust a new soundpost to my violin and it's becoming really difficult to perfectly adjust it to the top and back plates. So far I've had no problems to chose the correct size of the post but can't achieve a perfect fit on both plates at the same time. Is there anything I could make to calculate the proper angles? BTW I'm assuming the way to cut the post ends is with a very sharp knife? Thank you!