Bass bar very visible


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38 minutes ago, Strad O Various Jr. said:

The bridge looks to be leaning back?

A bridge in the correct angle always appears to be leaning back. But yeah it was slightly, I do it on purpose and then tune the violin using the pegs and check the 90 degrees with a ruler. When tuning it always leans slightly to the front.

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8 minutes ago, nathan slobodkin said:

supposed to be that far forwar

Does PhilipKT mean bb extends to far to the bass side? kinda looks possible

 

or a possible maybe.....

as someone mentioned before. this member has been a on maestronet since 2001 and

just waited 20 years to learn something new! Got to save the good ones sometime!

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BB is usually length of the table subtract 8cm. And 13-14 mm high or so depending

Can't see from the pictures

:D

if it's 'standard' or so and not something else

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7 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

I mean it seems to be longer than I thought it should be maybe it’s just an optical illusion

The bass bar runs almost the full length of the top on a violin, just like it does in the cello topic you posted here. It's the same, but scaled down.

Did you think bass bars were only as long as the part you can see through the soundhole? :D

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2 hours ago, Wood Butcher said:

The bass bar runs almost the full length of the top on a violin, just like it does in the cello topic you posted here. It's the same, but scaled down.

Did you think bass bars were only as long as the part you can see through the soundhole? :D

Thank you

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Look into the upper eye of bass side f-hole. The bass bar should pass near the edge of the hole that is closer to the center of the violin. If it is passing under the hole itself or closer to the purfling edge, it is a non-standard bass bar location.

A highly arched violin with an aggressive arch transition closer to the edge can have the effect of making the f-hole appear wider as you look sideways at the violin.  This would enable you to see more of a bass bar that is in a typical location.

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4 hours ago, Wood Butcher said:

The bass bar runs almost the full length of the top on a violin, just like it does in the cello topic you posted here. It's the same, but scaled down.

Did you think bass bars were only as long as the part you can see through the soundhole? :D

You are quite right. I should have known better. It was an unnecessary question.

 

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I've also noticed that some bass bars are very visible through the f-hole while others aren't.  I just figured the 'hump' was lower down and/or larger?

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17 hours ago, David27 said:

Is it usual for the bass bar to be this visible?

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This violin has a very dark sound, it sounds almost like a viola or celo, I'm guessing the two things are related...

If you look at the picture what's in focus and out of focus, the bassbar has to be behind the outside bass edge of the bridge to be as out of focus as it is.

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