I have read a number of posts here about the mysterious sound post that lurks inside every violin.
I still have a number of questions about them however and am hoping members here will be able to answer them.
I have learned that violins 'should' be set up once or twice a year.
I have also learned that not only is the sound post crucial for a violin but that even a millimeter change in the post's position can dramatically affect the violin's sound.
My first question.
How can it be that I've been playing the violin for over 30 years now and I've never had any of my violins set up in this time?
This means that the sound post has not been moved in any of my violins, yet they continue to sound just fine. How is that possible?
I have a violin that I will likely be bringing in to a shop to sell on consignment.
They have indicated that the first thing they will do after appraising it is set it up (a complete setup).
I'm hesitant to sell it on consignment, but it seems this is the only way it will sell.
I'm wondering about the sound post.
If they move it (and I later take the violin back)
will I hear a difference in sound? If there is a difference and it isn't to my liking, how can the exact position it was in be re-established?
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