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Hi jevans,

That's the bass bar. It's very important to the structure of the violin. It helps the sound in tone and power and also supports the top plate.

 
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February 21, 2015 - 10:45 pm
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What ElisaDalViolin said. :)
It is also located under the bass side of the bridge, the lowest string, very close to the bridge foot. Similarly, the sound-post is located on the treble side of the bridge very close to the other bridge foot. I guess you can figure out why it's called the Bass bar. ;)

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If you are really SERIOUS about becoming a Luthier, I strongly suggest (especially with your current knowledge of the craft) that you look into a school such as this.

http://www.vmsa.net/

You are the perfect candidate for becoming a highly crafted and skilled Luthier, want to know why? Well, because you haven't learned anything yet, nothing wrong or incorrect and as a "sponge" your mind will soak up all the "correct" stuff from the beginning.

I work on violins part time and although I'm far from qualified to make one, I can do limited repairs and mods as required. I know enough now, to know that I don't know enough. Make sense?

Congrats on your interest and I hope you the best. hats_off

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