jacobsaunders Posted November 28, 2019 Report Share Posted November 28, 2019 As a violin maker with an entirely traditional training, and four decades of subsequent experience, I have to side for once with Jerry, even if it goes “against the grain”. I was taught as a teenager to wind down at least the E and A string to move a sound post. Not for fear of a sound post crack, but to avoid making the all to common skid marks on the inside of the belly. As such I would never move a sound post with the full tension on anyway, so this purported “advantage” of this patent post is imaginary. Unfortunately there is no accurate statistic of how violins get broken. From personal experience I have noticed that if one drops a violin (or if a stood up cello case falls over), one of four things happen: 1. the finger board falls off 2. the neck comes out 3. it gets a sound post crack in the belly 4. it gets a sound post crack in the back Normally only one of these things happen, it would seem that any one of these things is sufficient to absorb any shock. Other causes of sound post cracks like sitting on one’s violin, or running it over happen less often. Getting a sound post crack from moving a sound post is practically inconceivable, unless you’re Mr. Bean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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