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by Brad Dorsey
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Alternate strings to Dominants?
Replies: 6
Views: 6377

Re: Alternate strings to Dominants?

I've been mostly using Dominants to string up newly completed violins. I've read that they are the standard for determing how a violin should perform. Is there a less expensive string that could do this?... I also mostly use Dominants. When I want something cheaper I usually use D'Addario Pro Artes...
by Brad Dorsey
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: How to reattach a violin neck?
Replies: 8
Views: 7502

Re: How to reattach a violin neck?

I think that the fit between the neck and the back button is most important factor in resisting the string tension to hold the neck in securely. I very often find that this joint is poorly fitted in a violin whose neck has pulled out like yours. You should check the mating surfaces of the neck and t...
by Brad Dorsey
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: How do you handle this - economy violin repair
Replies: 9
Views: 8035

Re: How do you handle this - economy violin repair

As a traditionalist, I would prefer hide glue to superglue. I would glue it from the outside without removing the top. To get the glue into the crack, I would open the top/rib seam on the bass side of the lower bout to be able to flex the crack enough to wick the glue in. I would clamp it with a cra...
by Brad Dorsey
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Who's here now?
Replies: 41
Views: 35999

Re: Who's here now?

Craig,

I visit here occasionally. I much prefer the other forum and I miss you there.

Brad Dorsey