Experiments (even quite radical) with the placing of the sound post can always be recommended but, surprisingly enough for some, the choice of bridge model has a major impact on the performance of an instrument.
We can supply many models of baroque bridge and we strongly recommend adjusting several different models to your instrument to find out which one functions best for just you.
PADDY comes in different types of leather and a variety of colours so you can match it to your instrument and your practical and aesthetic preferences.
Beside strings, another important factor in trying to get the best sound from an instrument is the set up and adjustment, especially in connection with changing the stringing profile.
This article is primarily for those considering purchase of a Baroque violin, such as the Model 1721 Early 18th Century Baroque Violin by D.
Rickert Musical Instruments, via the Don Rickert Musician Shop, which sells 6 models of true Baroque violins, ranging in price from less than ,000 to about ,000.
The whole construction is washable in water and soap, so you can keep your PADDY clean and fresh.
About five years ago, during my final year studying at West Dean College, we visited the Gemeentemuseum (GM) in the Hague, in Holland.
This was not the first time that I had seen instruments made by early Dutch violin makers but it was then that I became conscious of their quality.
Viols and cellos by Pieter Rombouts, and violins and violas by Jan Boumeester, Hendrik Jacobs and Cornelis Kleynman left a lasting impression and I have been dedicated to the ‘Dutch School’ ever since.
A soft but firm foam coating makes PADDY pleasant to hold against your body while a rubber-like surface against the instrument prevents it from slipping.
An outside, tight leather pocket feels nice against your skin, is aesthetically pleasing (no more patches hanging and flying around) and stays firmly attached to your instrument.