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  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

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PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2024 8:52 am   Subject: bridges
That sounds better . I can`t imagine limiting the post position so mechanically . But it`s a starting point anyway .
By the way thankyou for the advice you gave on Maestronet about tiny violins . I s ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:15 am   Subject: bridges
In an Edgar Russ video about soundpost positions there is a very interesting link between the bridge foot across the bassbar and the position of the soundpost relative to the treble side bridge foot . ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2024 6:02 am   Subject: bridges
Beginners fitting bridges do not need to start scooping out the holes in the early stages . Most of the important work before fitting comes down to how the overall taper is adjusted. So that is a surf ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2024 8:21 am   Subject: bridges
Thankyou MrDarnton for your clarification . I found the sort of thing you mentioned when I saw the Plowden poster. The "Popular Rule" we see often about bridge foot width being the same as t ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 8:03 am   Subject: bridges
Comparing some Strad posters with x ray diagrams is useful . The Plowden Guarnerius shows the bridge foot across the bassbar. Looking at the top plate from outside , the left side of the bridge foot p ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2024 10:20 am   Subject: bridges
Another good question about bridges is where to position the bassbar foot .Keeping the bridge central to the centre seam (assuming That`s in the middle ) work out ecactly where the bassbar sits beneat ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2024 7:56 am   Subject: bridges
So far not much of a discussion . The phrase Small Thinking about placement of the bridge relative to the inner nicks remains a mystery . That sounded very odd . I wondered if that included every mak ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:13 am   Subject: bridges
One of the violins I am working on is a French Medio Fino .It was very scruffy with a fingerboard dented with fingernail marks and grooves in between abalone dots .The nut needed replacement but the b ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:23 am   Subject: bridges
Davide Sora is a luthier in Cremona and he has 30 videos showing the work on bridges from start to finish . The written commentary is in Italian and there are no subtitles . Thankfully there are no Ja ...
  Topic: Learning Vibrato
John Cadd

Replies: 1
Views: 158

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2024 5:52 am   Subject: vibrato
To clarify my mention of Balance Therapy .The therapy reduces the balance to basic elementary movements to discover what part of the balance system needs correction . This includes eye coordination a ...
  Topic: Learning Vibrato
John Cadd

Replies: 1
Views: 158

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2024 7:40 am   Subject: Learning Vibrato
The hard part of learning vibrato is to understand how well the human brain can adapt to very complicated movements.
With vibrato the combination of moving positions involving many hand and arm j ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2024 9:17 am   Subject: bridges
Bridge alterations are so closely connected with soundpost positioning . Practising the shaping of the post ends and placing exactly where you want it to be becomes part of the complicated procedure . ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:29 am   Subject: Re: bridges
[quote="John Cadd"]The valuable suggestions about bridges were quotations from well established violin experts. They may not be registered on Maestronet. They formed a collection of effects ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2024 1:46 pm   Subject: bridges
The valuable suggestions about bridges were quotations from well established violin experts. They may not be registered on Maestronet. They formed a collection of effects connected to shaping differen ...
  Topic: bridge selection for beginners
John Cadd

Replies: 21
Views: 2912

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:00 am   Subject: bridges
In the Australian violin site (nice chap ) the bridge position is stated as Exactly between the inner nicks. So in that case it is placed with the Middle of the bridge edge between the inner nicks. Ex ...
 
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