5 string

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5 string

Postby kjb » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:09 am

any insight into 5 string would be appreciated, thanks
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Re: 5 string

Postby Vojtech Blahout » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:24 pm

Unfortunately, I have no experience with the 5 string violins. I understand that there is no set standard, so bridge and neck widths vary. Hopefully someone else will knows more about this. VB
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Re: 5 string

Postby kjb » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:04 pm

I am rethinking the waist with the realization that I like more string angle, and the added c string may make this a good idea, but still working on the setup of the first one, I have to bring down the bridge height, should be fun .
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Re: 5 string

Postby violinviolino » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:23 am

From what ive gathered conversion to a 5 string as long as the finger board width at the nut ranges from 27mm to 30mm as long as you keep a 5.5 mm spaceing beteen the strings w proper bridge you should be fine with the added tuneing peg..it would be intresting change...
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Re: 5 string

Postby larsdave » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:03 pm

Hi, I've done one 5 str. I used a viola neck. Had to use viola neck block measurements and widen the button, and shape the neck as thin as I could to keep the weight down. I sawed the fingerboard to violin length, and took the weight down. I used a viola bridge pickup , and as long as the left bridge foot was over the bassbar and the post adjusted, it sounded fine. The customer was a fiddler and customized it with me so it was easier to do. He likes it now that he got used to it, but I WOULDN'T want to do those very often.
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Re: 5 string

Postby Battor » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:40 pm

That looks like so much effort, Larsdave. I'd love to see a photo of it if you're still around.
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