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Experimental Fiddles
Maybe we don't need exact copies of the Masters'.
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ELCBK
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Say the word 'experiment', and I'm all ears. (lol) 

Found a cool sound test on some experimental fiddles, with fronts, backs and ribs - all carved differently.  Raises some questions.

Sound Test of Experimental Violins

 

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1Br5oSFXXXXa6XXXXq6xXFXXXy/Unique-design-baroque-style-no-rib-violin-4-4-big-bright-sound-12056.jpg_640x640.jpg

 

← A Baroque Violin that has NO ribs!  

...wonder how that sounds. (lol)

- Emily

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Fiddlerman
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September 9, 2021 - 11:28 am
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Interesting. That would probably be hard to hold for me though. I would need a shoulder rest or very high chinrest and I never use traditional should-rests. Sometimes I use a rubber pad.

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but the one who needs the least."

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@Fiddlerman -

🤣 Yes, the 'ribless' Baroque violin might be hard to play, but my GIF really didn't have anything to do with the experiment. 

They compared the sound of 3 very differently carved violins. 

The results were surprising. 

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Fiddlerman
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September 13, 2021 - 11:31 am
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I love experimenting with different designs.

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but the one who needs the least."

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