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Does it really need those pretty holes
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Ferret
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Hi All

 

Was just looking at my violin bridge and began to think (that's always dangerous)' does it really need all those holes in it? Or they just decoration? dunno

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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This quote taken from the web page referenced below. In brief... Yes they are required and over 300 years of violin making has determined the shape, thickness, design, and wood required to satisfy the requirement.

 

  • Bridges do have holes and loops in them. These little holes make the bridge lighter,and they are designed by luthiers to determine the sound quality produced. These different sizes holes make a difference in the transmission of the sound vibrations. A small change in size and shape of the hole has a great effect to the sound produced.

http://www.ultimateviolintools.....ridge.html

 

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I never knew why the bridge is constructed that way, but I always figured it was for a mechanical purpose.

Duane

 

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Just like the hole's in a "White Castle" hamburger, those hole's have a purpose.  rofl

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Fiddlestix said
Just like the hole's in a "White Castle" hamburger, those hole's have a purpose.  rofl

What on earth is a ' White Castle' hamburger? dunnorofl

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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LOL,,,Sorry, John, I didn't realize you don't have "White Castle" hamburger's down under. I guess its an American thing.

The meat in a White Castle hamburger is about 5/32" thick after it's cooked and is approx. 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square. They have about 5 hole's stamped in them, they claim for more even cooking.

White Castle is Nationwide here in the State's.

 

 

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KindaScratchy
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Fiddlestix said

White Castle is Nationwide here in the State's.

 

 

Not quite. We don't have White Castle here in New England (at least I've never seen one). I have seen them when traveling in other parts of the country, though.

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Diane perhaps you are familiar with the White Castle off brand Krystals (pronounced round here as "grease-tls". Famous for a "Sack" 12 greastles for like 6 bucks. Perfect after surfin snack.  

White Castle hamburgers have been available in major retailers grocery stores freezers for as long as I can remember.

http://www.sillyamerica.com/bl.....g-contest/

The second largest eating competition in the world next to the Nathans Fourth of July Hot dog contest.

The holes allow the onions to get  hot.

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KindaScratchy
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Nope, haven't heard of Krystals. We do have Nathan's hot dogs, however.

(This thread is making me hungry.)

 

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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