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My 'Pimped' Viola is back
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Ferret
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I got my viola back from the luthier this morning totally pimped banana

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That is Gorgeous!!!  Congrats Ferret

 

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VinceKnight said
That is Gorgeous!!!  Congrats Ferret

 

-Dennis

Thanks Dennis

I'm quite happy with it. Next will be my violinlaugh

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Wow! That is really nice, John!

After all the work done by the luthier, do you also notice a difference in the action and/or tone?

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HeadCheese said
Wow! That is really nice, John!

After all the work done by the luthier, do you also notice a difference in the action and/or tone?

I asked him to, while fitting the inlayed pieces, have a look at the nut and the bridge height. I felt that the distance between the strings and the fingerboard was a little too much

He agreed and lowered the bridge a bit and reshaped and lowered the nut, 

We also put a new set of strings on it, so it's rather different from the viola that I originally bought. 

After playing it I was very happy with its sound and it's feel. The viola still feels a bit 'large' vs a violin. However, I'm finding that in some ways that it is easier to play than my violin. That's a bit of a worry. devil-violin

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Eh, No worries John!  That's just the "Dark side" calling to you stronger than ever lettin you know your home :D

 

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VinceKnight said
Eh, No worries John!  That's just the "Dark side" calling to you stronger than ever lettin you know your home :D

 

-Dennis

That is exactly what I'm worried about. devil-violin

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