Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.


Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
1/8 size violins
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
tony lubold
New member
August 29, 2012 - 1:55 pm
Member Since: August 6, 2012
Forum Posts: 2
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

HI guys,

     I'm in the process of making my fourth 1/8 size violin for a very young (potential) fiddler. The first three sounded horrible and all of my attempts to rectify that have failed. In all cases the things sounded muffled as if stuffed with rags. I have successfully made several 4/4 size fiddles, with varying degrees of success but most of them were acceptable. Just wondering if any of you have any experience with the smaller ones. Thanks, Tony

Kevin M.
Nicholson, Pa

August 29, 2012 - 9:26 pm
Member Since: September 10, 2011
Forum Posts: 1957
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Make sure all parts are smaller in cluding the graduations, the soundpost and the bridge. Then you need to use a low tension quality string. A 1/8 will never sound like a 4/4 but it can be made to sound OK for it's size.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online:
43 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today Griff
Upcoming UtahRoadbase, goettjp, Briant, wendym, ElisaDalViolin, Faith

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3927

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2666

Fiddlestix: 2647

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 5074

Moderators: 0

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6690

Posts: 83213

Newest Members:

lottieaq60, sharixd16, cglasscock, Andrewtdoott, SergioScops, Freddieded

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 12215, KindaScratchy: 1682, BillyG: 1938