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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"

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This is a bit scary: " I am not a violinist, but it sounds good to me. There is no sound post inside."

 

Wow I didn't even read the rest of the description to see this. :D

 

And yes, this is quite scary indeed... But hey, if the person says it sounds good, guess thats all the prove we need. :)

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So, if I find a perfect bridge one of these days, I should then find a violin that will fit to it?  Is that the idea. My local lutheran has been doing it all wrong.  Thanks Maestronet.  I owe you.  How do I know when I have a perfect bridge?  Can I have a violin made to fit a bridge?  Would that take a lot of scraping or would a lutheran use sand pipers to rub down the violin until it fit.  Boy there is a lot to know about this violin business.  Funny about a post in a violin!  I thought a post was something you lean against while you watch other people work.  And a sound post is stronger than an unsound one.  Never lean against one of them or you'll topple over.  How big should  a post in a violin be and is the post in the violin the same as the post in a fiddle?  Is the post put in before the parts are glued together?  It seems like a big post would be better but if you can't get it into the violin that would sort of defeat the purpose wouldn't it?  Say, what is the purpose, anyway?  I bet my sis it's to rattle around and scare off the bugs, or maybe to keep a violin...person from swaying too much in an orchestra.  That could be dangerous if you are sitting next to someone who doesn't have a sound post and doesn't realize how much they are swaying.  If you were both swaying at the same time, you could get quite a wallop.  My auntie says a lot of people die from violins.  I don't know where she gets her information though.  Do you think a lot of people die from violins?  After all, you don't really see a lot of very old violin players like you see a lot of old Popes and old octavegenarians.  I bet they get excited and bang into each other at rates that would make an insurance salesman shudder.  By the way, do any of you think I should buy that violin to get that really good bridge?  But that still leaves the problem of that darned missing post.  Funny that until today I didn't even know a violin was supposed to have one and now I have one more thing to worry about.  I wonder if we could do away with posts in violins altogether it would help end global warming.  The way I have it figured is it would save more trees so the ground would stay cooler.  Simplicity is best I always say.

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My first thought was that a knife has never been anywhere near that bridge!  It's pure, clean unadulterated wood, the guaranteed best for pristine sound.

What a charmingly different point of view.   :) [Returns to shaving gently away at a small antique maple billet reeking of ancient rabbit exhaust, which she intends to charge a small fortune for]

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So, if I find a perfect bridge one of these days, I should then find a violin that will fit to it?  Is that the idea. My local lutheran has been doing it all wrong.  Thanks Maestronet.  I owe you.  How do I know when I have a perfect bridge?  Can I have a violin made to fit a bridge?  Would that take a lot of scraping or would a lutheran use sand pipers to rub down the violin until it fit.  Boy there is a lot to know about this violin business.  Funny about a post in a violin!  I thought a post was something you lean against while you watch other people work.  And a sound post is stronger than an unsound one.  Never lean against one of them or you'll topple over.  How big should  a post in a violin be and is the post in the violin the same as the post in a fiddle?  Is the post put in before the parts are glued together?  It seems like a big post would be better but if you can't get it into the violin that would sort of defeat the purpose wouldn't it?  Say, what is the purpose, anyway?  I bet my sis it's to rattle around and scare off the bugs, or maybe to keep a violin...person from swaying too much in an orchestra.  That could be dangerous if you are sitting next to someone who doesn't have a sound post and doesn't realize how much they are swaying.  If you were both swaying at the same time, you could get quite a wallop.  My auntie says a lot of people die from violins.  I don't know where she gets her information though.  Do you think a lot of people die from violins?  After all, you don't really see a lot of very old violin players like you see a lot of old Popes and old octavegenarians.  I bet they get excited and bang into each other at rates that would make an insurance salesman shudder.  By the way, do any of you think I should buy that violin to get that really good bridge?  But that still leaves the problem of that darned missing post.  Funny that until today I didn't even know a violin was supposed to have one and now I have one more thing to worry about.  I wonder if we could do away with posts in violins altogether it would help end global warming.  The way I have it figured is it would save more trees so the ground would stay cooler.  Simplicity is best I always say.

That was.... beautiful!

The bridge shown, looks way too high.

Higher than a Hippie on a helicopter ride

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I am not sure what anyone expects for $125.  The close-up of the bridge made me laugh though. 

 

Also, note: "There is a bow and it seems to work fine.  You can tighten it if needed."  Lack of sleep makes everything hilarious.

 

$125 can get me a perfect looking Chinese violin that requires no further set up. I have had a $89 1/2 size violin that I helped buy for a student who did not want to spend more than $100.

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