Violadamore Posted October 5, 2014 Report Share Posted October 5, 2014 I have only heard one exceptionally bad sounding Strad... and it sounded bad in a way very much unlike any other bad sounding fiddles I have come across. It sounded like it was made of damp cardboard... really, really horrid. I was just wondering if perhaps there might be some aging process, which taken to excess (either by variations in wood chemistry, treatment, or environment) lead to a recognizable "Bad Cremonese Sound" which is distinctly different from a "Bad Modern Sound". Such a process, in moderation, might first kill off the mid frequencies (???) and lead to the patterns in objective measurements that Buen, Curtin, and I all seem to find? Now this is really interesting. Thank you. Could a spectrogram of this offensive instrument, and perhaps its plate densities be shared with us? Is there a sound clip anywhere? [Considers the implications of A Search For The Bad Cremonese Sound as well as the possibilities of a Bad Cremonese Sound Competition and collapses in helpless mirth ] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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