Available in regular (3-6 grains) and select (7-10 grains) wood.
One 8" long sound post stick
High quality spruce wood
Just enough to make 4 sound posts
Roughly 6.1mm thick
For full sized violins 4/4
The violin's sound post is a small cut and fitted approximately 1/4" spruce dowel that sits inside the violin strategically placed for optimal sound. Its function is to carry vibrations from the top plate to the bottom plate. Optimal fitting and placement of the sound post will make your instrument sound much better.
When cutting a new sound post, bare in mind that the end grain should run perpendicular to the violin's top grain. A perfect fit on both surfaces is essential to a great result. It's better to cut a slightly too long sound post to allow for mistakes and tone adjustment which can easily be shortened, than to make the post too short. Longer posts will locate closer to the center of the instrument whereas shorter posts will locate closer to the E string f-hole side. Longer posts tend to favor darker deeper tones, whereas shorter posts favor brighter higher tones.
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 sound post will lack quality and be at risk for falling.
Okay so I'm some distance from the USA. Yet the orders are filled promptly and arrive in a timely manner. I was pleasantly surprised with my first order and very happy the high quality service was repeated with my second. Together with the product and support advice. I've order some more tools to help me with a cello and expect that I will continue to look to the Fiddlershop in future. P.D.Wilson Stringed Instrument care
Very good. All items received are very good. I am pleased with the service products
Overall experience was excellent tools worked well and post was of good quality. Service was excellent and shipping fast!
The sound post installation tool makes an awkward job much simpler. But the real benefit came from the very clear and informative video instructions you guys posted on your Youtube site.
From the picture of looks like you are getting a bundle of sticks. Imagine the disappointment when you find you paid 6 dollars and eleven dollars for one stock each. True, if you read the description retroactively you see that was the description and you could get three or four posts of of one stick. However I feel it was very misleading. A single little post of spruce shouldn't cost so much!
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