THE SOUND POST MATE - Sound Post Inserter / Setter / Remover
This little "Mate" sound post setter fits easily in a violin case compartment and is readily available for any adjustment work. The Post Mate is inexpensive, versatile and easy to use even by less experienced violin owners. It works great even with smaller size violins and up to a 16-inch viola.
Optimal fitting and placement of the soundpost will make your instrument sound much better. Moving the post closer to the bridge usually produces more power, whereas moving the post away from the bridge will give less power and a form of richness. The tightness of the post also has an effect on the violin. A post that is set too tightly will choke the violin and require more bow pressure, whereas a loose soundpost will lack quality and be at risk for falling.
Excellent tool for a tricky job
I love this tool. Thanks for the excellent videos on cutting and setting a new sound post. It's not an easy task, but I certainly can't afford to take my budget instrument to a luthier for this job, nor would it be feasible where I live. Also, this allows you to move your sound post so you can experiment with the tonal changes, and learn a few things about how your violin works.
I received my purchase faster than expected. Also, the note on “How to Install the Sound Post” was very helpful. In overall, easy to use. Thank you very much!
Sound Post Recovery...No longer.
Inserting the sound post through the ‘f’ hole is usually where I lose it. I can’t print here the names that I call that little .... when it falls off the pointy end of my old setter. Arrrragh! Upside down, shake, rattle and roll until I can coax it out through the ‘f’ hole. Then I start over. But No More! Inserting the post is now a controlled process. I felt it from the first time I used the sound post inserter. Just a nudge on the top or bottom of the post to tighten things up and you’re done.
Great Tool. Works perfectly!
The soundpost remover/inserter was very easy to use. I was leery at first that I would just knock out the post while trying to set it, but the tool releases very gently. Great product!
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