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Aug 23, 2019 - 2:03:48 PM
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7900 posts since 3/19/2009

I stumbled upon this thread and thought that some of you might find it interesting.. !! I surely did.

https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/329002-soundpost-since-when/

No doubt but that some members here will have additional information to offer... I'd expect as much..I've always been curious about the origin of the sound post..Apparently, it is not a 'cut and dried' thing.

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 08/23/2019 14:05:48

Aug 23, 2019 - 4:22:35 PM

Earworm

USA

92 posts since 1/30/2018

It's interesting to see another group hashing this out. It's a good question which I have never really thought about. Also, I became entranced and distracted by the Welsh crwth.

Edited by - Earworm on 08/23/2019 16:23:08

Aug 23, 2019 - 4:25:39 PM
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246 posts since 1/5/2009

One thing I do know is that the reebac does not use a sound-post.

Aug 23, 2019 - 4:37:57 PM
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kjb

USA

692 posts since 6/8/2013

cut and dried , it get it!

Aug 23, 2019 - 5:07:56 PM

7900 posts since 3/19/2009

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Originally posted by kjb

cut and dried , it get it!


I didn't plan that, I swear..

Aug 23, 2019 - 5:11:19 PM
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7900 posts since 3/19/2009

To me the idea of putting a post between top and bottom plates could not have been a strategic thing..It had to be an after thought.. I'm guessing that string tension caused a top plate somewhere to sag and out of desperation a person stuck a post between plates to prevent damage and Whala!!.. the instrument was saved and the sound was so much better that it became customary to do that from then one.. or so it would seem!!

Oct 22, 2019 - 12:37:48 AM

harpon

USA

147 posts since 6/10/2013

Exactly- in fact I repaired a Manuel Rodriguez classical guitar that way. I thought I was getting neck bend and it didn't have a truss rod. The guitar was only a couple of years old, so bumming me out. On closer inspection it seems that the lightweight cedar top was crunching inward at the sound hole though, and so I didn't now what to do. That is until I put a Viola sound post between the rosewood back and under the fingerboard above the sound hole and wedged the top parallel again. The repair has worked great for a few years now and I don't think there's any appreciable sound difference.


 

Edited by - harpon on 10/22/2019 00:45:25

Oct 22, 2019 - 12:48:10 AM

harpon

USA

147 posts since 6/10/2013

Kitty above was attacked and killed by two pitbulls in August. Horrible experience.

Oct 22, 2019 - 4:46:31 AM

7900 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by harpon

Kitty above was attacked and killed by two pitbulls in August. Horrible experience.


How tragic!!! Sorry to hear this..indecision

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