dpappas Posted May 5, 2020 Report Share Posted May 5, 2020 My Current instrument is powerful, strident, bright...and almost painful to play. I love this fiddle quite a bit but I’m taking it in tomorrow for my luthier’s opinion and also to try out some other violins. The G is edgy and the E is ear splitting and powerful. I know a powerful violin is a good thing so I’ve also been thinking about some reversible things one can do to mellow out or darken an Instrument for the time being. Here are my instruments’s current “specs” strad model, castel boxwood tailpiece and Guarneri chin rest. Wittner finetune pegs. After length 54.5 mm, 108 mm tail piece (so about 5 mm tail gut length), nylon Sacconi type tailgut. Vision solo strings (not the Ti ones), a relative thin bridge (not abnormal, but not thick). String length is 328 mm and the sound post is 2-3mm behind bridge and matches bass bar with respect to bridge foot. I put a magnet pair on the bass side of the plate right by the bridge and it seemed to “boost” the low end as a test. any suggestions? Does Kevlar cut some of the high end? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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