Fitting a bass bar is one of the most difficult tasks in violin making. There must be no glue visible after fitting. Here we have the completed bar fitted in an English violin from around 1800. The structure is essentially a triangle with highest point under the bridge area but the finished curves are moving and elegant
Always insure your violin. This was accidental damage but can be caused by ill fitting pegs. All fixed and playing nicely now.
bass bow re-hair
Double bass bows are often re-haired with black hair which is more coarse than most white hair
Greetings from the violin workshop. Today we are cleaning and restoring the varnish on a violin by Gavinies, Paris 1770.
In the workshop today…
In the Violin workshop today we have an English violin by Joseph Hill, here is it is next to a huge double bass bridge. We also have a lot a of horse hair ready to be put on bows. And a tiny weeny planer on a Gabrielli copy violin being made…
Double Bass Repair
Lots of double bass repairs—they are always falling over!
Here is a before and after job with the happy owner.