opinions of Milo Stamm bridges??


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It's just perfect ,, It's not stiff niether soft , I used to deal with Despiau However it's not suitable for some violin due to the hardness of there wood but it's good to have both so you can match .

about the defference , Actually I don't remember what shape I ordered to compare , The good thing that they will send you a samples of all the models they have . ,, Highly recommended IMHO .

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It's just perfect ,, It's not stiff niether soft , I used to deal with Despiau However it's not suitable for some violin due to the hardness of there wood but it's good to have both so you can match .


My impression also. A Despiau violin bridge I cut at the same time was extremely hard. The Stamm bridge was more like the Aubert Deluxe I'm accustomed to.

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I like and mostly these days use Milo Stamm bridges blanks, like others have said the wood quality and consistency they have is great......

I might be completely wrong but I think the Despiu blanks are cut with a laser and consequently the wood around the cuts is hardened from the heat from the cutting process...I like their shape but find that they are often a bugger to cut and feel very hard even if the material in the centre of the blank is surprisingly soggy for the hardness around the cut-outs ....like I said this might be utter nonsense but it is the feeling I get when using them.

I really like the best Aubert blanks I have, but recent orders seem to be fairly skimpy in material around the main cut-outs compared to Milo's blanks and I often find that there just isn't enough material in certain areas for the way I want my finished bridge to be...

In the end I like to have a good selection of each as my ideas of what is good or works best seem to change fairly frequently.

Neil.

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Thanks for the good response. I have been using Despiau and felt they were better suited to the 5-strings I make than the Aubert blanks. I need to place an order and thought about giving the Stamm a try.

Is there any opinions as to how the hardness of the Despiau vs. the softer Aubert effects the overall tone? Wow thats a loaded question.

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  • 9 years later...
On 1/2/2008 at 9:01 AM, nertz said:

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I might be completely wrong but I think the Despiu blanks are cut with a laser and consequently the wood around the cuts is hardened from the heat from the cutting process.>>>

Neil.

The laser cut bridges I've seen have black edge surfaces.  Perhaps many companies use water jets or CNC milling machines.

Lasers might be great for cutting f holes in a few seconds.

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