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Is it necessary to trim a fitted bridge?
is it good to trim a fitted bridge?
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antreidez
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February 1, 2015 - 9:36 am
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I just bought a fitted and unfitted bridge and just knew that the unfitted bridge needs to trimmed and be fixed. 

However, does the fitted bridge needs the same trimming by using just sandpaper? Or could I just use it right away without touching it? :-)

Thank you so much!

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Ripton
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have you seen this video? 

https://fiddlerman.com/2011/11.....n-m-healy/

 

I am in the process of this myself...

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Ripton
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February 1, 2015 - 9:41 am
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oops, it's not really a video... 

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February 1, 2015 - 9:46 am
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Ripton said
have you seen this video? 

https://fiddlerman.com/2011/11.....n-m-healy/

 

I am in the process of this myself...

Wow this is really helpful Ripton! Thank you so so much! :-D :-D Hope I could do this too. It's my first time to change this. My older bridge just broke.

 

Btw why are all the bridge today are the same? like in the picture? germany? I have the same bridge.

But the violin that was given to me had a bridge that is named bausch. Is that out of stock already nowadays? :-)

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Fiddlerman
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February 2, 2015 - 10:23 pm
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In reality their are no fitted bridges. We sell them but they can't be fitted since all violins and set-ups differ. You can get away with using a fitted bridge but your instrument will sound better if it is cut properly.

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

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I did this pdf a long time ago for the members here but no-one seems to remember it, they always post the other link. LoL

 

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/t.....ridge-pdf/

 

and just lately, this post.

 

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/f.....-to-do-it/

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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coolpinkone
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February 3, 2015 - 2:19 pm
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@cdennyb that is a crazy good pdf!!

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Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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February 15, 2015 - 7:10 pm
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coolpinkone said
@cdennyb that is a crazy good pdf!!

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cdennyb said
I did this pdf a long time ago for the members here but no-one seems to remember it, they always post the other link. LoL

 

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/t.....ridge-pdf/

 

and just lately, this post.

 

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/f.....-to-do-it/

Cdennyb This is just superb, its like a dummies book guide. Thank you! :-)

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