Whitehorse Music's String Instruments include Professional Set-up which is essential for the best tone production and playability of each instrument.
What does the Professional Set-up Include?
*High quality fitted French bridge to greatly improve strength of sound and playability. The Bridge is upgraded to a high grade French bridge which is hand carved and shaped so that the feet accurately fit to the surface of the violin belly and the bridge is arched accurately for the four strings. The fitting of the bridge has an important influence on the timbre of sound and resistance to the bow.
*German String Adjusters or German Wittner Tailpiece to make it easier to tune.
*Adjusted soundpost to make the sound more even across the strings. The soundpost is placed inside the instrument with a sound post setter and gradually shaped to fit the inside surfaces. Much time, effort and technique is put into the positioning of the sound post, as it affects the timbre of sound and the playability of the instrument considerably!
*Fitted pegs (the pegs are not fitted correctly in manufacturing) At Whitehorse Music they are fitted, adjusted and soaped. The shape of the pegs and the holes into which they fit is adjusted by a special reamer to accurately bore out the holes and a peg-shaver which forms the peg shaft. When the pegs and box are fitted, there will be little problem of the pegs slipping and you will find it a lot easier to tune and stay in tune.
*Lowered nut: The groves where the strings sit at the base of the fingerboard are left too high in manufacturing, and they are lowered by a luthier to suit the player.
*Re-strung with high quality strings for better sound and playability. The strings are upgraded to high quality European made strings. Various brands are tested on each instrument in order to match the strings which are most suited to that particular instrument. High quality strings greatly improves the quality of the tone and response of the instrument.
* Each Instrument is Test Played by Violin, Viola or Cello Specialists.