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Make a Bridge Support for Shipping a Violin
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Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
September 27, 2013 - 8:42 am
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To greater insure that the sound-post stays in place on a violin or viola during shipping, you can easily build your own bridge support. This simple cardboard insert (invented by Fiddlerman ;-) ) will keep your bridge from collapsing in cases where the package is thrown dropped. While there are no guarantees that the strings will stay in tune the chances are much greater that the instrument will arrive in the same condition that it was sent.

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Fiddlerman
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September 27, 2013 - 8:47 am
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Made this video after Diane asked me whether or not to ship the violin with pressure on the strings. I don't like shipping a fully adjusted violin without doing everything I can to insure that the sound-post will stay in the position that we worked so hard to find. :-)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Kevin M.
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Thank you for that great video. Sometimes the simplest things are by far the best.

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