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  • Writer's pictureDavid Malvinni


Updated: Nov 8, 2018

To ensure your instrument sounds at its highest potential, it is important to be sure that your bridge and sound post are adjusted to their optimal place.

When you change strings, this presents a great opportunity to realign your bridge, which also might also entail a slight sound-post adjustment. Note that the slightest change in bridge or sound-post position can alter completely the tonal response and overtone ringing of the instrument.


Sometimes weather changes, moderate to heavy playing, or even a slight knock to the instrument while it is in its case are also enough to move the bridge or the sound post.

It is recommended to have your instrument checked once every three months, at a minimum. Many professionals have their instruments checked weekly or more if they have a major concert.

Please contact us if you would like to have a professional sound adjustment, this can often make a good but "tired" sounding instrument sound amazing again.

New viola by German luthier Walter Mahr
New viola by German master luthier Walter Mahr

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