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.
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!
This does exactly what you'd expect - but save hours with fiddling around with other types of tools. This is a great piece of kit. My order was easy to place and arrived within a few days (to the other side of the Atlantic!!!)
This is a great tool and personally I love it over the old stab the post and hope it does not fall off in the process. There is another by Gemini that I believe is much better but at $79 it is not a good deal. I will like my post setter better once I get the hang of using it. I love the way it makes your hands free making it now possible to actually adjust the opinion of the post. In conclusion it is worth every cent. Magnificent little tool.
Great experience with the order response. The tool works without damage to the soundpost and the gage wire shows the location. No need to knock it about, just re position with the tool.
I've had several of these since they first came out. I know so many folks that tweak their own fiddles I keep giving these tools away. They are so easy to use and make it easy to experiment with finding the "sweet spot" for the sound post. This is about the easiest tool I've ever seen to move a sound post. I'll more than likely end up purchasing another one just as soon as somebody else discovers this one and teases it off me.
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