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    7 tips on adjustments to get the best out of your instrument

    2020-06-19T12:43:00Z

    The finest Stradivari in the world will sound poor if it is badly set up. Here are some points to consider sourced from our archive 

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    Can these new tailpiece designs raise the tonal game of your instrument?

    2017-11-29T11:15:00Z

    Until recently, the importance of an instrument’s tailpiece was barely realised. Vicky Sharpe talks to some of the craftsmen who have been experimenting with different materials and designs to help maximise an instrument’s sound quality

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    Shostakovich cello tailpiece explosion

    2016-07-04T00:00:00Z

    During a rehearsal with the Kislovodsk Philharmonic Orchestra, cellist Alexander Buzlov's energetic rendition of Shostakovich's First Concerto is too much for his tailpiece, which flies off. Buzlov continues the rehearsal with a borrowed instrument some time later. Watch: A violin bow hair disaster Watch: Violist Yuri Bashmet ...

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    Violist Yuri Bashmet in tailpiece disaster

    2016-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Violist Yuri Bashmet reacts with admirable calm and humour when his tailpiece detaches itself from his instrument mid-performance. Watch: Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page-turning disaster Watch: A bow hair catastrophe