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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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Nice of them to throw in an uncut Chinese bridge blank like that  ;)

 

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.

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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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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.

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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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At least you get a case, and a bridge blank out of the deal. :P

 

What more could one ask for. :P I think I'll buy all my bridge stock this way from now on. I'll be the only shop to throw in a free case with every bridge setup. :)

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This does tie in with the old paintings that show bridges north of the notches, but contradicts those that show the bridge south of the notches. 

 

Also notice the use of only a single hole for the tailgut.

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The bow looks more interesting: The frog looks to be made from wenge, a nice looking wood but very splintery to work with. The stick, even though it has next to nothing for camber, looks like it may be Pernambuco.

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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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