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Milo Stamm bridge blanks??

 
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Barry Dudley
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:28 am    Post subject: Milo Stamm bridge blanks?? Reply with quote

I have been using Despiau bridge blanks for my 5-string model because the are harder than the Aubert IMO.
I was wondering how the Milo Stamm compare to the Despiau? Also what is the difference between the "A" & "B" models of the Stamm?
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violinarius
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This page has pics of the bridges.

http://violins.ca/supplies/bridges/bridges_milo_stamm.html

The feet look different to me from the A to the B , and the arch between the feet are different, with A being flat, while B is more rounded.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subjectively, the hardness of the wood used in the bridges, from softest to hardest would be:

Aubert > Despiau > Milo Stamm

Despiau is my long time favorite bridge, now, however, I am experimenting with the Milo Stamm, their wood is really hard and of superb quality and consistency.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've completely switched to Milo Stamm blanks.
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Barry Dudley
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered some from Leif to give them a try. They should be hear in a few days. Michael which model do you use? Is the difference just the "cut"?
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MANFIO
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michael! Where do you buy them?
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Jack H.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen a decline in the quality of the Aubert bridges, even the De Luxe. I have recently used a few Despiau bridges adn was impressed with the quality.
I use them more and more on mid grade instruments as I do not want my NOS stock of Auberts to run out.
I have never tried the Milo Stamm ones, I am even embarassed to admit I have never heard the name before. Guess I have to get out from under my rock a bit more frequently.
thansk for the heads up on a fine sounding new product
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Barry Dudley
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received my Stamm bridges that I ordered form Luscombe Violins and I have to say I am impressed with the apparent quality. I have not cut one yet but they sure are "pretty"... The quality of the wood appears to be excellent.
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violinarius
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry can you tell us what type of Milo bridge you went with?
I need to buy a bridge for my first violin and don't want to mess up.
Should I get more than one?
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Jack H.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

violinarius wrote:
Barry can you tell us what type of Milo bridge you went with?
I need to buy a bridge for my first violin and don't want to mess up.
Should I get more than one?


Make a commitment, order 10.
8~J
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violinbridges
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did it only take 10 to cut a decent one??

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gerard


www.violinbridges.co.uk
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Jack H.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

violinbridges wrote:
did it only take 10 to cut a decent one??

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gerard


www.violinbridges.co.uk


YEah, don't I wish.

I had to bust my hump for every improvement.

I recently went through my little wood scrap dawer and I found my first bridges that I cut in school.
Man were they Horrible!!
FOr practice get some cheap blanks.
once you are done whittling them down to nothing to make the lobes even and the legs nice. then you should start on something of better quality.
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Barry Dudley
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered the "K" model. According to Leif, the "K" is a standard model.

I agree with Jack order several if for no other reason to save on shipping.

One thing I did notice is that they are slightly narrower at the top than a Despiau. On a 4-string this doesn't really matter but I am making mostly 5-string violins so it is a little more critical for me.
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