MEETING [2] (April 23rd, 2013)

WORKING ON PROTOTYPE I

    In order to deal with the above mentioned problems the following measures were taken:

 

–   The sound post was slightly moved.

–   The bridge was made slightly thinner.

–   The bridge was slightly carved in order to lower the E-string and facilitate string changes from the neighboring A-string. The fingerboard was not changed for now, as this would have required a rather lengthy process.

–   A wolf-killer (7 grams) was equipped.

 

   Trying to improve sound quality further, E- strings from different makers were ordered. (Jargar, Helicore.)

   The presently equipped tailpiece with its rather big and heavy adjusters also might be a possible source of sound loss.

   Equipping smaller adjusters is quite expensive and still could account for some acoustic loss. Therefore it was agreed to try equipping fine-tuning pegs, which could eliminate the need for tailpiece adjusters.

 

(Picture 12: The tailpiece, fine-adjusters and the wolf-killer, mounted on the G-string (2nd string from the left).

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TEST RESULTS [2]  (Featuring the present tailpiece and wolf-killer.)

–   String changes onto upper strings present no problems anymore.

–   Sound quality of E- and A-string became more similar; however, the slightly nasal character of the E-string is still present.

–   Wolf is reduced but still present.

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