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Making a used violin new again.
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Killerkhezu
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Hello all, Zach here with a couple of questions. First I noticed there is a crack in my bridge, should I get a new bridge or deal with a glued one? If i need to get a new one what one should i get? Also it seems like the radius of the bridge (I think that's what it's called(where the strings rest)) seems to be off. Is there anything I can do to check if it's correct or not? Now for my final question, my bow is missing quite a bit of hair on it and every time I play it I lose a couple more hairs. Should I just buy a new bow or re-hair it myself?

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The bridge is not supposed to be symmetric.

It is not so hard to make a new bridge.  You can get good blanks at fiddlershop.com.  You need some simple stuff like sandpaper and a ruler to do it.  There is ample information (including some good info on this site) on the web showing how to do it.

I don't know how common it is, but this might explain the "hair loss":  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_bugs

It's pretty hard to rehair a bow.

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Killerkhezu
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I know that the bridge is supposed to have a curve in it but I think the curve might be off, or that I'm crazy xD it's probably the later of the two. And how would one get rid of bow bugs?

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I have searched the database here and can't find the thread that Kevin M. posted on making / fitting a new bridge.

It was in great detail.

Kevin, when you read this post, can you help find it for the man, please ?

 

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Kevin M.
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Thank you guys for the help. I guess there is a fist for everything. I'll make sure to get 2-3 bridges at one time just incase I mess up xD

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Here is a good piece by Denny on bridge making:

http://fiddlerman.com/forum/th.....ridge-pdf/

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