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Dear everyone. I'm an amateur working on my first violin. I am used to use knives since I am also a surgeon. Just not used to make these tiny cuts Have built my fiddle pretty much with a scalpell, a mini plane and lots of sanding paper. I have been careful all the way, focusing on sound in front of design. Now I am stuck on the bridge which I found out is an extremely important part when it comes to the performance of my hobby tree sculpture. I'm trying to fit a bridge blank at the moment. After a couple of adjustments I found out my fit was brilliant for D, A and E but awful for G. The G was somewhat absent, or critically speaking, totally gone! Question no 1: How to adjust the bridge to increase the dynamics of the G? Reading several studies on relevant topics, I found out that ebony or any other hard wood is rarely used as bridge material. How come? Even though you Google on "ebony bridge" you get nothing but ebony inlays in a maple bridge. Why is maple the only "accepted" material for a bridge? I thought the mission of the bridge was to move all of the sound, unsensored, to the hollow tree sculpture all of us almost offered maybe a girlfriend to create! Ebony was available in every luthier workshop from the start, so it must have been tried as bridge material, or....??
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOSEPH-GUARNERIUS-COPY-MADE-IN-GERMANY-CONSERVATORY-VIOLIN-WITH-BOW-IN-NEW-CASE-/191507994774?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c96c41896 Best fitting violin bridge Ive seen in a while. Perfect height. Must be delightfully comfortable to play. "The bridge looks like it has been replaced"