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Friday, 25 November 2016

Shape alteration of large string instruments due to changing climate conditions

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DOI: 10.1007/s00107-016-1104-4

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Buchelt, B., Dietrich, T., Wagenführ, A. et al. Eur. J. Wood Prod. (2016). doi:10.1007/s00107-016-1104-4


Large string instruments, such as cellos and double basses, are manufactured, bought and played all over the world. Thereby they are exposed to different climate conditions. This paper describes shape alterations using the example of a double bass stored at different climatic conditions. By means of an optical measurement these shape alterations were recorded and represented. The results clearly show spots with strong and without deformations. Thus, weak points of the construction are localised and improvements can be established for the construction of string instruments.


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