Daily Archives: May 1, 2024

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This cello came in because the bridge was too high. While it would technically have been possible to lower the existing bridge, it was already warped to the point where it might not last very long, so we decided that the best way forward was to fit a new bridge which could be correctly calibrated from the start. The cello is fairly new (2013), and as such still in its period of stretching and settling. The soundpost had obviously become too loose at a point, so someone had pushed it tighter, but as a result it was placed outside the bridge foot, resulting in a treble-heavy sound, without any possibility of doing in-place adjustments without it becoming too lost, so I fitted a new soundpost as well.