I am trying to decide what the sound post location has to do with the overall sound of the violin. I am a pretty new 'fiddler'...I hope you violinist won't chastise me for this!( I am als0 trying to play some classical pieces!) I am a guitarist mainly and mandolin, but love the violin and have been working on it very hard. I have 2 Maggini copy violins that I mostly play. Both are very old. My question is one of them has the most beautiful full kind of dusky sound. I can feel the whole instrument vibrate when I play. The sound post on it is right behind ( maybe 3-6 MM) on the right side of the bridge) The grain appears to be opposite of the grain in the sound box. This violin has Supersensitive med strings. The other has the sound post about 10mm behind the bridge. The same strings, and the grain is the same, however, this violin has a more bright sound. I have moved the sound post around without much change, I like the dark dusky sound more..probably because I am not very good..it just doesn't sound as 'tinny' to me. Any suggestions?
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