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masterbass
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: DB bridges Reply with quote

I actually know two kind of bridges, french and belgian. Sometimes I see one called german....
Can anyone throw any light about this matter?
Hoy many types do you know? There is any different about the sound that produces?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The French and German models are generally quite similar. I remember when I first started in the trade I had some difficulty telling them apart. French tends to be the most common bridge style for cello and bass, with Belgian as second.

The Belgian bridge can be recognizes by the high, round arch of the legs and round curves that dominate the Belgian style, as opposed to the French with its somewhat shorter/straighter legs and sharper corners, in general, The Belgian has a rounded "heart" and "arms", whereas the French has a pointed "heart", and "arms".

There is a difference in sound, which is generally attributed to the arch height. The higher arch of the Belgian tends to produce a more open tone. There are other differences in tonal colour which I am finding difficulty to describe at this time; I will give it some thought and perhaps visit again to add to this post.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Itīs all a very interesting information.
I supossed French and German models were very similar in shape. I have to tell that in Spain itīs more common the french model. I really disclaim the reason.
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Fernando
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main difference between the German and French models is that the German model has perfectly round holes by the arms of the bridge, whereas in the French model, they are oval/elliptical.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leif Luscombe wrote:
....I will give it some thought and perhaps visit again to add to this post...


I think Itīs a very illustrative subject. Iīll wait your new comments with interest.
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