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Can you tell the difference between an old Italian violin and a new one?
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Jauniba
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A friend of mine posted this on facebook the other day and I thought it was really interesting:

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/decep.....-the-strad

 

They blindfolded professional violinists and asked them to judge the violins...and the results were surprising.

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I could tell. The strad had a much richer tone.exactly

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I saw that, and guessed correctly, but I liked the sound from the new violin better.

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Kevin M.
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I think in any of these tests a player has to play the insrument for some time to get to know it so make it sound it's best.

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I agree, though we can get used to them fairly quickly.

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I could tell that the second one was the Strad for some reason I can't explain lol.

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To my ears they are very close but I do hear a difference. The strad sounds a tad smoother (excuse me if I am using the wrong term) and richer on the low notes.  Then again maybe its just my mind telling me so because, after all, its a Stradivarius... Ha Hah.  Otherwise they both sound very beautiful/

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