Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.
My fiddle had a strange "woofy" sound when playing notes around the D on the G string. A different string and bowing changes helped but the tendency was still there a little bit. I read on another forum how an older, experienced player tweaks that on his set-ups. He claims that he sets the afterlength of that string to sound a D two octaves and a fifth above the open G. So I thought, "What the heck, I'll try that". Guess what, it really helped. I only needed to move the bridge back about 1mm. That doesn't really alter the 1:6 string length and it is much quicker and easier than messing with things like the sound post or tail gut. Also I don't notice any difference to any other notes/strings at 1st position and I can always move it back if I choose.
I'm reluctant to believe a lot of what I read on the internet. It has to make sense to me before I try something. This sort of did and it worked for me and doesn't harm anything, at least if you maintain the correct angle of the bridge to the top plate.
Most Users Ever Online: 231
Currently Online: JuanFiddler, chrisram03
Currently Browsing this Page:
Kevin M.: 1969
Guest Posters: 2
Newest Members:Lincolnlarge, stevente11, corinnetg2, GledyRic, mabelai2, ZeettDuase
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 12956, KindaScratchy: 1714, BillyG: 2336