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What fittings do you prefer?

What fittings do you prefer?  

22 members have voted

  1. 1. What fittings do you prefer?

    • Ebony
      7
    • Rosewood
      1
    • Boxwood
      7
    • Snakewood
      0
    • Mixed
      3
    • Other
      4


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As a continuation from another current thread, what type of fittings do you prefer?

If you select "other", please, expound! :)

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3 minutes ago, Cliff Green said:

Mountain mahogany because, Eric Meyer makes really nice fittings , and it’s not an endangered tropical timber. 

Excellent! :)

Please click on "other". :D

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Other wouldn't do???:(

It's so hard to get the options right! ;)

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I voted for boxwood. However it needs to be of a superior quality/hardness or it is one of the worst to use. Usually costs a bit to get where you need to be.

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1 hour ago, Three13 said:

I clicked "mixed" because "depends" wasn't an option...

;)

Me, too.  I prefer ebony exclusively for fingerboards, but use a variety of different chinrest, tailpiece, and peg woods to suit the aesthetics of individual violins.  The only common choice I haven't used is snakewood.  :)

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I’ve seen snake wood literally break apart and splinter - I wouldn’t put it on a violin I liked for fear that it could do some damage if it failed.

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I prefer rosewood until I run out of rosewood pegs. Then I’ll prefer ebony, because I have over 30 sets of nice ebony pegs. 

My options are wide open for cello. I wouldn’t mind a set of Mountain mahogany. I recently used a plum wood chin rest that was quite nice. 

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I like Australian hardwoods such as gidgee or mulga, same hardness and density as ebony and because I have a chitload of the stuff.

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