Stephen Perry Posted August 29, 2018 Report Share Posted August 29, 2018 10 hours ago, Oded Kishony said: Scraping or removing wood from the surface of the instrument in some random way, even if it is an 'educated' guess, and hoping for a positive outcome is like putting your elbows on a piano keyboard and expecting to hear a Bach fugue-not likely. That is precisely right. The things I do in setup and in subsequent tweaking are anything but random. I always do things in the same order, and look for specific spots that respond in specific ways. These are generally present, and usually in the same general area. Fry's work seemed to look at picking an area based on some principle, rather than observation of what that particular instrument is doing. I'm always trying for some specific goal I can hear, even if minor. It's more getting things out of the way of the instrument doing what it wants than imposing some model on it. Won't substitute for arching, graduation, and proper setup, certainly. I doubt any magic scraping or treatment of any kind would! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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