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If you need some advice, suggestion or a tip about anything concerning violinmaking don’t hesitate to ask me.

Sound Adjustment Edgar Russ
October 30, 2019

The importance of Sound Adjustment

Sound adjustment is the beating heart for every stringed instrument. As soon as you receive your instrument in your hands, this interesting and delicate process begins. There are plenty of tiny details which you have to consider and take into account before playing your instrument and get the most out of it!

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Tailpiece Distance Edgar Russ
October 10, 2019

Tailpiece Distance

The correct ideal Tailpiece distance is also a fundamental part of your instrument. If it is too short it would act like a backpack while you are trying to run your new record. If it is too long it increases wolf tones.

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String Height Edra Russ
October 10, 2019

The perfect String Height

The string height makes part of the sound adjustment since it interferes directly with the angle of the strings over the bridge. But besides this impact you as a musician have to keep up with the consequences. If the string height is too high, on one hand it might hurt for beginners, while on the other it is loved by professionals.

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Upper Nut Edgar Russ
October 10, 2019

The Upper Nut

Before focusing on details commonly known by most makers and musicians, I would like to catch your attention on an apparently insignificant part of the sound of your instrument: the upper nut.

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September 16, 2019

The Diamond Violin

Today I would like to invite you to hold on for a while and reflect on how your dream instrument could look like. Start today to draw your picture of your dream instrument decorated with precious stones, mother of pearl, silver and gold.

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September 16, 2019

MondoMusica 2019 at Edgar’s Workshop

You are all officially invited to come to my workshop during the three days of MondoMusica 2019, held in Cremona, Italy. A free breakfast or "aperitivo" will wait for you, while you will play the instruments!

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Soundpost Edgar Russ
January 10, 2019

The perfect Soundpost position

Since I am asked often where the soundpost should be here a short introduction regarding this crucial matter. Before we come to the position itself, I have to point out that the soundpost is actually not a single part which can make its duty all by itself.

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