Re: How Does The Bridge Go? 21:30 on Friday, January 09, 2004
The lower side goes on the higher strings because higher strings usually have more tension than lower strings. If you put the lower side on the lower strings, you`ll hit the fingerboard when you play, and higher strings break easier.
Re: How Does The Bridge Go? 23:34 on Monday, January 26, 2004
Thank you and yes, I do have one more question. Everytime I try to tune my violin (ijust purchased it) the tunning key unwind the second I let go of them. The strings are not too tight when this happens, no matter how much I turn them, they unwind. I am afraid of turning them too much because one of them already broke.
Re: How Does The Bridge Go? 23:03 on Monday, February 02, 2004
Actually, I asked an expert, mine islike that too, but anyways. It means your Violin (And mine) is a begginers. Experts, or begginers who bought a Violin and don`t pay attention to the bridge, usually have a bridge curved evenlly on both sides. It is much, much more difficult! I don`t know how, but I played one and it was harder.
Re: How Does The Bridge Go? 16:12 on Friday, March 05, 2004
I have a student violin, and I`m trying to put a new bridge (no slope ) on. I had it on once, I matched it up to the dnets form the one before. But as I was trying to tune, the thing snapped out. I`m lucky it didnt` snap in half like the last one. Any suggestions?
Re: How Does The Bridge Go? 17:16 on Friday, March 05, 2004
Can you be a bit more specific, Kylie? I don`t know what you`re describing. Is this actually a bridge that is supposed to fit the violin? Is it an adjustable bridge? Is it just a bridge blank in which case you have no chance? what?
Re: How Does The Bridge Go? 07:33 on Saturday, March 06, 2004
HI. thanks for responding.
Inside the violin it says 4/4 , and the bridge, the wooden piece that holds up the strings, says 4/4. So I assume that means it is the right size. Ina post up above someone discussed how one side of the bridge slopes down a bit for the higher strings at the top. My old one that broke did, but this one doesn`t. Its the same heigh all the way accross. IS this what they mean when they say they "fit " your violin? they shave part of the bridge off??
Re: How Does The Bridge Go? 07:59 on Saturday, March 06, 2004
Kylie, it`s hard to tell from your description but it sounds as if you`ve simply got a bridge blank. Unless you bought an adjustable bridge or the bridge came with the violin then that is exactly what you`ve got. It`s of no use to you at all, i`m afraid. An adjustable bridge might be OK but they come in three different heights so it`s a gamble. The only practical solution is to take your violin to a repairer for a new bridge, and the bad news is that assuming you have a cheap student violin there, the bridge, fitted, will cost probably at least as much as you paid for the violin.
That said, if it is a new violin, you must have bought an exceptionally bad one if the original bridge didn`t fit: in the last two years i haven`t even seen a new unplayable violin. if you bought it used then that`s another matter because it was indeed the norm for new Chinese violins to be unplayable until just a few years ago.
Really you need to tell the full story, that`s the best way of getting some help from this forum, it`s much easier to make suggestions when you have all the facts.