Bridge Tuning: Methods and Equipment
By Joseph Curtin, VSA Papers, Summer 2005
Violinmakers know that tiny changes to an instrument’s bridge can make large differences to its sound. In recent decades, researchers – especially Erik Jansson – have shown the importance of the bridge to the violin’s treble response. They have focused mainly on the bridge’s lowest in-plane resonance and the extent to which it effects – or perhaps even creates – the so-called Bridge Hill.