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Strings Wheatstone violin

Discussion in 'Other Instruments & Players' started by Targa, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Targa

    Targa Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know anything about a Wheatstone violin?
    A friend brought one from France and took it to a restorer to make it playable including, appropriately, a new bridge.
    He said it seemed to be quite a good model maybe up to100 years old, but they can't find anything out about it.
     
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  3. Filton

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    Wheatstone was a well known maker of concertinas - C Wheatstone & Co. Haven't ever heard of a Wheatstone violin though.. might be worth asking the question over here

    www.fiddleforum.com - lots of very knowledgeable people there on all things violin :)
     
  4. old git

    old git Tremendous Bore

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    Wheatstone claimed to be the inventor of the concertina but which system. Like Filton never knew he made anything else except the Wheatstone Bridge but maybe that is the joke?
     
  5. Chris

    Chris Well Known Cafe Moderator

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    Hmmm!!!, didn't know you where into electronics OG..
     
  6. Koen88

    Koen88 Sax Drinker / Beer player

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    a wheatstone also invented a bridge.. probably not the same one..
     
  7. tenorviol

    tenorviol Full of frets in Shropshire

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    That takes me back to A Level physics practicals...(gulp.... that's now a third of a century ago:crying:
     
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    Chris Well Known Cafe Moderator

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    Don't worry it's a nice club to be in..:))):gathering::)))