Sound Post Stick

Fiddlershop

Violin Sound Post Stick

Sale price$5.49
14 reviews   |  
SKU: SPSTICK-1

Wood Quality:

Wood Quality

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Available in regular (3-6 grains) and select (7-10 grains) wood.

Specifications
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.

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SM
09/23/2022
Suzanne M.
United States United States

sound posts

so so excellent!

AL
09/23/2022
Andrew L.
United States United States

Quality with "small things" is important too.

I recently went through the process of restoring a fiddle body to playing condition. Though I have built some novelty string instruments in the past, I had to do research on things like setting a sound post. This sound post stick enabled me to cut a post for my fiddle in the same manner as the informative videos that I viewed.

JB
06/02/2022
Jon B.
United States United States

As always,,,More than I expected,,,, So is the staff !!!!

As always this is my number one place to shop for my violin needs!!!

A
05/17/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Sound post

Arrived on time and in one piece (unlike a post ordered from another supplier, which was shipped in an envelope and broke).

A
06/22/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

Don't be misled

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!

Fiddlershop founders, Michael Holstein and Pierre Holstein, posing in the Fiddlershop workshop with some of their favorite violin and violas for some of the best workshops

About Fiddlershop

Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.

Extended Return Window

Orders placed after November 15th will have at least until January 31st, 2023 to return or exchange.