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Fine Tuners
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TerryT
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Is there a start date where fine tuners were added to all strings and not just the E string?

 

or did they stand side by side on the evolutionary trail?

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Kevin M.
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I think it might correspond to the end of gut strings. I imagine a gut E string would be much easier to tune without a fine tuner than a steel.

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Kevin M.
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My question to the fiddle Gods is why does every violin come with the same chinrest?

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TerryT
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Kevin M. said
My question to the fiddle Gods is why does every violin come with the same chinrest?

agreed, and usually the most uncomfortable one!

 

and seven bows, 28 bridges, etc and only one set of strings!

Priorities, please, priorities!!

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I guess a common standart - not enough to be comfortable, but enough to not to couse a bad incurable trauma of the jow =)

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By Kingdom for a NICE chinrest!!!thumbs-up

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Fiddlerman
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July 17, 2012 - 12:21 am
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I would guess that the Guarnieri Chin-rest is the most popular because it suits most people on the average although there are not many that would prefer it over all other chin-rests.

As far as the fine-tuners go, I am sure that Kevin is right. Strings that stretch as you add tension don't need fine tuners as much. Steel strings are murder to tune perfectly without fine tuners. Gut strings are a piece of cake.

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