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I was thinking about Irv’s idea roasting to antique a bridge. Then got to think about how one might dye a bridge color like pink green or purple . This would accessorize violin like dying hair. Violinists traditional but in school might set trend.
I’d like to get incredibow — http://www.incredibow.com/about/ — in fun color and make bridge to match.
Jill75 and others. My original intent on roasting a bridge, among other violin components, was to change their acoustic properties. The color change just was an attractive adjunct.
Alcohol based leather dyes are inexpensive and come in a variety of colors. Dabs of oil painting pigments spread with a shop rag can also be used.
another violin accessory ripe for color treatment is the chin rest, which may be purchased in maple and boxwood. A spray of lacquer may be needed to prevent color transfer to skin. I have also seen maple fingerboard,
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