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  1. markneukirchen

    Carbon Fiber Cellos

    I wanted to start an open-ended discussion on carbon fiber cellos. Here are the makers I've come across: 1) Luis and Clark. By far the best marketed. $7,139. Endorsed/owned by Yo Yo Ma among many other professionals/amateurs. I am in touch with them now to try out an instrument. Any color, custom options like 5 strings available 2) Quinton ("Instruments of Grace"??). I was recently advised that the workshop making these (custom order only)had been sold. Unknown whether production will continue. Ellen Gunst of Cellos2Go advised: The Optimus model was the original with the one-piece molded back and ribs combined. The Ultimus was a later model which had separate face and back plates. The pricing was approximately $6,000 or so for the improved Optimus models and about $10-12,000 for the Ultimus depending on the finish. The only place I've been able to find these for sale is Cellos2Go.com, but stock is extremely limited with 0 full size currently. 3) Mezzo-Forte.de's cellos are $4538 USD ($4100 EUR) for 4-string and $4804 USD ($4340 EUR) for 5-string. 4) Cosi (European). http://www.cosi-lagarde.com not working. French maker, unknown if still producing Numerous excellent discussion threads exist: http://www.cello.org/heaven/mbarchs/2001/july8/carbon.htm http://cellofun.yuku.com/reply/36981/t/Re-Instruments-of-Grace-Carbon-Fibre-Cellos.html http://cellofun.yuku.com/topic/6846/carbon-fiber-cellos http://cellofun.yuku.com/reply/91642/Opinion-on-Luis-and-Clark-Carbon-Fiber-Instruments The general spirit of existing discussions is that the difference between brands depends on setup and personal preference - i.e., a L&C is not objectively superior/inferior to Quintus However I have some questions I have not seen adequately addressed: 1) Does anyone have experience making/selling/adjusting/repairing these? How willing/able are luthiers to work these? 2) What other brands are there? 3) What is the best way to test out/hear multiple brands? Cello expos/congresses/shows etc. would seem to be the answer but so far no luck finding ones devoted to Carbon cellos. Hard to tell from videos. 4) Best way to acquire? Since they are virtually indestructible used should be preferable as they will be cheaper but basically as good as new. I would think the (unlikely) ideal is to score in a flea market/consignment/thrift store. Is there another used Carbon cello market? I've found very little on Amazon/eBay/Craigslist and only a few listings on Internet Cello Society 5) How well do these cellos age? I've heard their sound stays stable since Carbon fiber is indestructible 6) What does the future (market) look like for these? L&C cello have stayed virtually the same in dollars from 1994 (so in real dollar value they have become cheaper due to inflation). Purchasing a CF cello today is certainly a financial loss unless one earns income from performing, since selling used CF cellos entails a discount like for wooden instruments. Most used L&C go for about $6,000. L&C seems to have adopted the Apple model: only offer a single "best" option in each product line (i.e., violin, viola, cello, bass) at a premium (relatively) price. It seems that CF cellos may be gaining more mainstream acceptance/demand. I would expect more competitors (Mezzo-forte seemingly the first of the new guard) to step in to challenge L&C to fill the void left by the now-basically-defunct Quintus, and that may drive down prices and offer greater options. In addition as companies refine their processes and produce in greater volume, cost per unit will drop. Is it wiser to wait a few years to buy for those reasons? It may also be best to do so to assess whether CF is simply a fad or here to stay. If mainstream classical persists in discriminating against CF, they may not be viable as primary instruments. 7) What implications does the success of CF have for alternative cellos such as electric, aluminum, etc.? To what extent are these competing products? Perhaps CF's greatest contribution will be to open the minds of luthiers and players to new technical and musical possibilities and thus help innovations such as bent endpins, Starker bridge, Uitti double bow gain greater play.
  2. This was a 5 string electric violin project I finished off almost 10 years ago after completing a similar cello design. It was my first violin, albeit not a traditional instrument, but it sure packs a lot of fun and can produce an enormous range of sounds. I would be interested in people's thoughts or reaction to this design. If you would like to see more, check out zamarstrings.com (a start up electric violin line that I was ready to launch years ago, but that got moved to the way back burner of life's little side adventures. Someday, maybe I can bring it back to the front burner)
  3. Hi there Internet stringed instrument experts! I have a bit of a funny question for you. I happen to own a 3d printer, and have successfully designed instruments in the past (look up the 3d printed trombone if you are curious, I'd link it but i'm guessing new posters posting links get blocked) , and I decided I want to make another one. There are other 3d printed cellos in existence, but I think I might be able to make a worthwhile electric cello to complement those designs. Whatever I come up with will be open source and freely available to all to download and print. The difficulty here is that I don't actually play the cello. So I need some help from the cellists and Luthiers around here, if you have a moment to help improve the eventual resulting design I would greatly appreciate it, and will credit anyone who helps in the final design when it is posted online. You can see my usual design style and postings on thingiverse under the username "piercet" if you have any questions regarding my design skill level. I'm intending to create a pure electric cello with a sealed resonating chamber under the bridge, with bass guitar tuning pegs, a real wooden cello fingerboard and tailpiece, a wooden bridge, 4-6 strings (or both?) using a piezo pickup between the bridge and the cello body, with an integrated preamp in the back. There will be space internally for the end spike, I will have a wooden nut above the finger board and a wooden saddle thingy at the bottom, some sort of folding leg spacers and arm rest guide piece since those seem to be important for playing the cello. There will be some sort of neck truss rod to hold the whole assembly together, The main body will be composed of several sections of 3d printed ABS plastic. The area I'm looking for help with is the section immediately under the bridge. I have what I believe to be a decent set of cello layout ideal measurements to go off of for the string angles, lengths, bridge heights, etc. What I don't have is any idea of what the radius of the curve should be right under the bridge. Any ideas? I'm going to take a look at the local cello shop and see if they have any used bridges that aren't necessarily playable, but have a decent ideal measurement for me to start with, but if any of you happen to have a good idea of what to shoot for, I would most appreciate it. The other thing I would like some guidance on is the resonating chamber itself. I want to add some bass to the cello piezo pickup, so my intent is to make a chamber that has a top skin 2-3mm (1/4"?) thick with an integral bass bar and sound post. The chamber itself would be about 30-40mm deep, maybe more, but that whole area would probably only be slightly wider than the bridge itself My intent is to create an easy to print, functional instrument that sounds decent and could be created by the average 3d printer hobbyist or skilled cello player for around $100-$200 in parts, would have a usable sound for a student or a traveling musician for the rock / jazz scene, and one that might not spontaneously combust out of shame if it ever accidentally ended up on stage in a concert hall. The cool thing about this is the whole thing will be somewhat modular and configurable, so myself or others can create upgrade components for it as time goes on. This will also give me the opportunity to play with different materials and structures (would a cello sound better or worse with vibration damping pads embedded in certain areas? things like that) Any help you can provide would be much appreciated! Thanks! Tim Pierce
  4. paris1882

    New kind of violin pickup

    There's a new violin pickup coming out and it's not Piezo, meaning no flat digital sound. Very interrested in opinions: http://www.vcoilpickups.com