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Is the POSSIBLE?    20:54 on Monday, December 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

MusicRawks
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Is it possible to construct a working/usable violin out of cardboard?
I know I sound insanely stupid, but I'm kind of serious.
Could you actually pull it off?


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Re: Is the POSSIBLE?    17:58 on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

celticfiddlefrea
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usable..probably.

pleasing in the slightest to the ear...not possible.

carboard and wood are just not the same.

sorry.

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Re: Is the POSSIBLE?    19:06 on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Arrancar4
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Yes its possible I've seen a clip on youtube with violins made of paper.

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Re: Is the POSSIBLE?    23:46 on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

blackhellebore89
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ive seen one commisioned by a metal smelter, it was full steel. sounds banjo-y

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Re: Is the POSSIBLE?    03:07 on Thursday, December 06, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Murgo
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Here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g4yBIEZvRc Doesn't sound so bad either. That's probably laminated paper. Cardboard can be surprisingly stiff with proper construction and I've read about HiFi-loudspeakers made of corrugated board which actually sound good. In this construction cardboard acts as the "cone" (flat though) of the speaker with an electromagnetic "motor" basically glued to a suitably formed cardboard box, so it might be resonant enough for a violin top also. But some parts like tailpiece,bridge and pegs probably can't be made of cardboard. Interesting idea really.

   

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