The John Packer alto saxophone is not available for purchase, but any hire fee paid can be used against any other model or instrument. 1. You will also notice how much wood has been removed and how the bridge starts to look much more delicate. Mark the remaining two D and A string grooves equidistantly (cca 11.5 mm width) in between the G and E grooves. instrument. On a violin, I set the height of the G string at the end of the fingerboard at 4.5 mm and the E at 3 mm. Finishing the nut With the strings on, take a look at their distance from the fingerboard at the nut. Half the string's diameter under the string, with the E string about the same as the A is more or less normal, but different playing styles demand different heights. Simply email or phone us, and we’ll arrange the rest. Each nut string slot is carefully cut to the right depth to ensure the string is at the right height. If they are not, we use a peg shaper (just like a pencil sharpener) to make sure they are perfect. The sound post is inside the violin/viola and therefore fitting it takes some skill but with enough practice it can be fitted to the contour of the violin/viola body. This can be dependent on string brand and playing style. This is done little by little to ensure the peg does not pass too far through the peg box. Good fiddles, owned by great players. All purchased instruments are guaranteed for one year after the purchase date. All of the payments made, up to a maximum of six months, will contribute towards the purchase price listed below. The proper measurement at the middle of the upper string is 3.5 mm for a violin, 4.5 for a viola, and 5.5 for a cello. The height of the nut should be ½ the thickness of the string. Adjusting nut height An after-market bone nut, cut for our Balanced Light (10-48) Electric strings. I play old-time music with steel helicore strings, so the low action at this point is very desirable. Keep us apart so, I think you'd be the first to admit you don't aspire to symphony playing Tize, Right enough I've never had any desire at all to play classical music on the violin, but equally symphony players couldn't do some of the stuff I do... there are strong professional players in fiddle music as well. It has small grooves filed in it to "cradle" the strings. If you have any questions, please contact us. Small amounts of wood are shaved from the peg box using the correct sized reamer. The nut slots also have to be filed at the correct angle, and a small amount of graphite dust is inserted making the string glide over the nut which will also help with tuning. To check the lower string, you place the ruler against the outside of the string, again half a centimeter in from the end. The sound post is cut so the ends of the post match the angles of the violin/viola. The idea is to have as much surface area as possible connected trough the sound post. You can purchase your hire Saxophone. I am generally for a low action at nut. Measure the distance from the end of the nut closest to the fingerboard to the edge of the violin top next to the neck. Remind me to spend more time watching fingerboards droop slowly towards the table. I hope you mean 7mm under the G at the near end of the fingerboard, not at the nut. At the marks made by the calipers, I use my knife to score the pathway of the two outer strings. 4 : 4.5 : 5 : 5.5 : 6 : BRIDGE : width at feet : 32 : 37 : 38 : 41 : 42: thickness : 4.5 : height ca. Checking the distance from the violin/viola nut to the bridge. Height at the nut should be 1 mm for all 4 strings height at the end of finger board sholud be 4.5 mm for the A string and 6.5 mm for the C string. The bridge is a very important part of the violin, if it is wrongly made or badly fitted the violin can be virtually unplayable. For a beginner this makes it harder to press the strings down, and especially hard for a younger player. Once the feet have been fitted, we adjust the height of the bridge to make sure the string height is exactly where it should be. Once the basic shape has been done we carefully remove little areas of wood. This a a hugely important part of the set up process. If the strings are too high it becomes difficult to play, especially for a young player or complete beginner. "Practically sitting on the fingerboard" works OK for the E, as long as there isn't a bump on the fingerboard right there, such as you sometimes see on a low-end fiddle with a carelessly dressed FB. Musical Instrument Hire CoUnit 9 Hall FarmMain StreetHolwellMelton MowbrayLE14 4SZ, 0116 464 6995info@musicalinstrumenthire.com, Company No. The same problem can occur at the nut Now lets talk a little about the strings and how they interact with the bridge. When I said "strong", I meant strong, as in muscular, which is what happens when you play really hard for five or six or more hours every day. Any new violin or viola will need the violin/viola nut adjusting so the strings are the correct height form the fingerboard. (6.5cm x 3= 19.5cm on most 4/4 violins) 4. (13 cm / 2=6.5 cm on most 4/4 violins) 3. (and I’m talking about distance beneath the string in the nut to the fingerboard, not the actual height of the nut..) ( I understand that the depth or the slots should be close to half the diameter of the string.) You can purchase your hire Clarinet. You can purchase your hire trumpet or cornet. ARCHIVED TOPIC: string height at nut and tone Please note this is an archived topic , so it is locked and unable to be replied to. I guess I was wondering if that E of mine, being so close to the  fingerboard was in some way a problem to playing or sounding. VIOLIN mm. 2. If you play fiddle, and you want the strings practically resting on the board, I'm happy to oblige. You can purchase your hire Violin. At any point during your agreement you can contact us to arrange the purchase. The main reason for this issue is ill fitting violin pegs. I use my 0.4 mm saddle file for the e string and my 1.0 mm saddle file for the g string. This clearly demonstrates how good the fit is. Peg number three (with the white line) demonstrates a peg that doesn’t yet fit. All of the payments made, up to a maximum of six months, will contribute towards the purchase price listed below. 30 : … Divide the total by two. All of the payments made, up to a maximum of six months, will contribute towards the purchase price listed below. Aye cheers enough - I wasn't digging or anything, it just amused me that the distinction was made between the two like that by mdarnton! 1/4: 1/2: 3/4: 7/8: 1 : Body length : 285: 320: 335: 345: 356 : Body width : upper ca. You can purchase your hire Trombone. If they do not pass all the way through the peg box it is harder for the peg to grip. We use a feller gauge to measure the string height precisely. Oh, I've no doubt about any of that. Once the feet have been completed you can see how well the fit is. Quote from: apollonike on Apr 05, 2006, 07:55:25 AM, Quote from: rudi on Apr 05, 2006, 07:42:56 AM, Quote from: beeswing on Apr 05, 2006, 01:40:22 PM, SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal.

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