Professional Setups for Ordinary People!
- Seam Repairs -
Many people don't think about it, but the violin family of instruments
expand and contract with temperature and humidity factors. If exposed
to extremes, these instruments would crack their tops, backs, or ribs.
The makers of the violin family of instruments use a glue
called "hide" glue. It has a good bonding strength, but a
low shearing strength. This is done on purpose. Regluing a
separated seam is much less expensive and complicated
than repairing a top, for example, that cracked under stress.
From environmental stresses to the friend who just stumbled while
leaving the stage, a separated seam is a standard repair in the
industry. It's no need to panic. I seem to do lots of these for local
schools. Give me a call or send me an email.
Jon Paget has been working on his own instruments
and modifying gear for more than
30 years. More recently he has worked on Upright Basses for
customers ranging from pros like Bunny Brunel, Stanley Clarke,
and Brian Bromberg, to local schools and their students.
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Contact Jon at (714) 335-7091 or send email to
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