|This article is intended for
typical violin owner. Some times the violin may need adjusting to improve
sound quality or to replace worn parts. For example, making bridge
thinner may result in more brilliant high tones. Keeping right
distance between the Bridge and Tail piece may match harmonics content
to main string thus producing richer tone. Generally G and D string
may greatly improve by removing the fine tuners from these two
strings, especially G.
Changing the Bridge
Whenever Violin Bridge is removed there is
always danger that the Sound Post will get loose inside the sound box.
Best Procedure: First use the universal K&KS Sound post setting tool.
Grab the Sound Post and let the tool stay engaged with the sound post.
After removing the bridge, if the sound post is still firmly set,
leave it in place with the tool attached. If the sound post is
dislodged, it will still stay with the setter tool.
Reset the sound post,
install new bridge, tighten strings and remove the setter tool.
Rather than giving lengthy descriptions, I am
Including several links to existing websites, which describe details much
better than I can.
1. This page gives excellent
description about general maintenance of the violin. The new tool was not
yet available when this article was written.
, hence the show the tool which can not perform this kind of work.
2. Excellent description about violin
3. This is another great article
dealing with improving sound quality. It point out to many ways of
reshaping the bridge.
4. Again, an interesting general setup
http://www.violincompany.co.uk/setup.htm They use old style
sound post setter. This will not help if the sound post drops while
removing the bridge in existing violin.