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How to put the E string Protector?
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Mad_Wed
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I can swear that i've seen it here somewhere, but i can't find it!!!

So could someone, please, answer once again, how to put it on the bridge? I have some super-glue, but i remember you guys trolled me for using epoxy on the violin, so i'd better ask first now, hahaha!roflroflrofl

Thank you!

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Superglue isn't a bad choice for putting a parchment/etc protector on the bridge.  It won't soak into the maple much, and any excess can just be scraped off if necessary later. 

 

Just try to not glue your finger to the bridge.  LOL

 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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I shouldn't be allowed near superglue.

I can barely even list the stupid things I've stuck myself to.

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I squeezed a tube too hard a while back and squirted super glue all over my hand. Temporarily glued my ring to my finger.

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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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at one point I had a seed bead stuck on the edge of my thumb for a good few hours.
not fun.

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I believe you can use wood glue. Form the shape first by folding it in half and pinching it a bit then push it on the bridge in the right spot to form a better fit. Use just a little wood glue and hold it in the right spot for about 5-10 minutes. Since it's so little glue, it'll dry fast.
You can also use crazy glue, super glue if you prefer.

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Thank you all for the advices!!!thumbs-up

Rattus Norvegicus said
I shouldn't be allowed near superglue.
I can barely even list the stupid things I've stuck myself to.

Hahahaha! Yep. Same here. Though, if something has to be done - it will be. XD

I'll use some super-glue =) Hope i'll be able to glue the protector and not my figers, lol!

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acetone, nail polish remover, removes crazy glue

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I've been using the tiny plastic tube type of E string protector. They seem to work fine and no gluing yourself to your fiddle. violin-student

 

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

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I use a paper punch to create a disk shaped hide patch, then using a pair of needle nose pliers, crimp it in half and hold firmly for a minute to get the basic U shape to fit over the bridge.

Then, at the precise location to attach the hide protector (not the little plastic sleeve protectors) place the tip of your super glue tube and let capillary action draw out just enough glue to wet the surface at the top. Place the patch right on top and gently fold the edges over and hold tight with the pliers until the glue has hardened up sufficiently. If a edge is unglued, just touch the tip of the glue to it and the capillary action will again draw glue under the skin and then reapply the pliers to clamp it firmly against the bridge surface.

Should take your time and don't get crazy with the glue... no pun intended.

 

NOTE:

Remember that attaching a hide protector to the bridge will "raise" your E string up and you may need to file or sand that area down slightly before attaching the hide protector to maintain the same fingerboard to string height.

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Cool advices, Thank you kindly, guys!!!

I've just thought about removing those glue-blobs, hahaha facepalm

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Great advice everyone, especially Dennis. Thanks

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gasoline_demolition_jack_hammer_TK_50-1.jpgNaskia, you might need one of these to put a little nick in the bridge first :

 

 Mr Jim dancing

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Glue scrapes off the hard maple of a bridge pretty easy with just a small sharp knife. 

 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Great idea Jim. LOL

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Worldfiddler said
gasoline_demolition_jack_hammer_TK_50-1.jpgNaskia, you might need one of these to put a little nick in the bridge first :

 

 Mr Jim dancing

Hahahahahahahaha!!!

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gasoline_demolition_jack_hammer_TK_50-1.jpgNaskia, you might need one of these to put a little nick in the bridge first :    Mr Jim dancing

roflolBut what on earth 'is' it?

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

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Look's like a gas powered, 'jack hammer' to me.

YIKE'S..  be carefull. Naska.   dazed

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Fiddlestix said
Look's like a gas powered, 'jack hammer' to me.

YIKE'S..  be carefull. Naska.   dazed

Haha! Yep. That what i guess it is! 

Being careful - it's not about me =) facepalmroflol

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